Science & Environment

Lake Ellsworth: Mission to the Antarctic's lost world

A team of British scientists, engineers and logistics experts has launched a daring attempt to hunt for life deep beneath the Antarctic ice. The research project will see the group drill 3.2km (two miles) down to Lake Ellsworth - hidden for hundreds of thousands of years. Click on the labels below to find out more about the mission and life at the drilling camp.

Images and video courtesy of Pete Bucktrout of the British Antarctic Survey. Graphic not to scale.

Produced by: Lucy Rodgers, Mick Ruddy and Steven Connor

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