The Russians seem close:
The assumption being that the water with the ice upon it is under pressure it seems. Hmmmm.
Somehow that untouched world seems like it needs to remain untouched, I have little confidence in the technical methods, but what do I know. Those Russkies must have it all battened down. It's not that I don't think we should go, it's that I don't have confidence in how we are going.
Regarding extremophiles it seems that NASA may have been a little over-excited recently.
Ugh, the retractions should be as prominent as the headlines. That was a doozie:
On Thursday, the researchers issued a more modest claim. Instead of saying the microbes had completely substituted arsenic for phosphorus, a new statement says the arsenic replaced "a small percentage" of the phosphorus.
A number of biologists say they'll be surprised if even this stands the test of time.
The claims "do not follow from their results," said Simon Silver, a University of Illinois microbiologist who specializes in heavy-metal resistance in bacteria. "This conclusion is not merited from what they did and measured and I think it most likely is a mistake and should never have been claimed or published."