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This article describes a permafrost subglacial lake discovered beneath Antarctica. The lake offers scientists a chance to test their sterile drilling techniques before exploring elsewhere in search of exotic microbes. Techniques that avoid contaminating a drill site with microbes, suggests the author, would prove useful for future drilling into Mars polar caps in search of life.

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    Informal Education,Humans and the environment,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Middle School,NSDL,Grade 8,Earth and space science,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,Geoscience,Water,Life Science,Personal and social issues,Social Sciences,Space Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114185001193T,Life science,Earth materials,Bacteria,Grade 7

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