Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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If There Is Life In Lake Ellsworth It's Going To Be Like An Alien From Jupiter

"The experiment we're doing is very similar to an experiment one might do to see whether there is life on Europa. We know Europa has an icy crust and an ocean beneath it. If there's life on Europa it'll be living in a very similar way to life in Lake Ellsworth with total darkness, lots of pressure and using chemical processes rather than sunlight to power biological processes."
University of Bristol professor of geosciences Martin Siegert tells the BBC that the life forms that he and his colleagues are hoping to find by drilling through the two miles of ice that have kept the waters of Antarctica's Lake Ellsworth isolated and undisturbed for 50,000 years are the same kind of life forms scientists think could exist on the Jovian moon Europa. So, essentially, they are looking for space aliens on the South Pole. That is awesome. I bet they look like that thing on the cover of the first Sigur Ros album.

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hershmire (#233,671)

Yes, but do they go well with red wine?

Dave Bry (#422)

Of course not! Seafood's always better with white!

Sorry for being a dick, but I thought Von was the first Sigur Ros album? (I'm sure the aliens probably look like THAT cover too.)

Dave Bry (#422)

Oh, you're right! I should have put "the cover of the first Sigur Ros album I got."

To be fair, it's also "the cover of the first Sigur Ros album I got". Considering Von apparently sold 313 copies in Iceland before Ágætis byrjun was released.

deepomega (#1,720)

Uh, I've seen this movie, and I'd advise any researchers listening to get the fuck out before Wilford Brimley starts coming at them with an axe.

This is exactly how I feel about Illinois.

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