Russian scientists uncovered an Antarctic freshwater lake Sunday after drilling two miles into the ice according to CNN.
Lake Vostok is roughly the size of Lake Ontario and it is believed to have been covered for 30 million years according to CNN reports.
Russian scientists hope that it may offer signs of undiscovered life on earth said CNN.
"If they were successful, their efforts will transform the way we do science in Antarctica and provide us with an entirely new view of what exists under the vast Antarctic ice sheet," John Priscu, a microbiologist with Montana State University told Fox News.
Drilling to Lake Vostok began in 1998, Russia has still not confirmed the breakthrough said Fox News.