Friday, November 21, 2014

Cold crater

After ruling out that huge crater on the Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia was not a hoax, the work of aliens from outer space, or the result of a meteorite or stray missile, a group of Russian scientists has descended into the recently formed hole to research it further. Igor Yeltsov of the Trofimuk Institute believes that the crater – along with 2 others – has resulted from global climate change: heating from above the surface due to unusually warm conditions, and from below due to geological fault lines, led to a huge release of gas hydrates that caused an eruption. Mission leader Vladimir Pushkarev of the Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration said, "They did radiolocation tests at a depth of 200 metres, took probes of ice, ground, gases, and air. Now they all went back to their institutes and labs and will work on the material. The next stage is processing of the gathered information." (FOLLOW LINK FOR MORE IMAGES)

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