That team of Russian scientists succeeded in breaking into Lake Vostok.
the drill made contact with the lake water at a depth of 12,366 feet. As planned, lake water under pressure rushed up the bore hole 100 to 130 feet pushing drilling fluid up and away from the pristine water, Mr. Yelagin said, and forming a frozen plug that will prevent contamination...
No word yet about ominous noises groaning up the shaft, or discoveries of alien starships.
(chart via Siberian Light)