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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Newest mysterious giant hole in Siberia

Mysterious giant hole was found in a remote area of ​​Siberia. Now scientists are struggling to find scientific answers to these phenomena, in the midst of the many speculations that milling: Is it former lacing meteor crater, nuclear, caused by an UFO, or a sign of global warming.
Shot in the dark ... Is this enormous crater in Siberia the result of a meteorite impact, or a global-warming induced methane gas eruption? (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1wtuGqR)
Seemingly bottomless hole was discovered by a helicopter belonging to the oil and gas industry that flew over the northern regions of Siberia - a region known for devastating events. Interestingly, the place where the crater was found is Yamal - which means 'end of the world' - in the Nenets indigenous languages​​.
Newest Siberian mysterious giant hole location in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, about 40 kilometers from Bovanenkovo ​​gas field. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1wtuGqR)
At that location, the most potentially deadly meteor collision in the modern era - the Tunguska Event - occurred on June 30, 1908. Strength reached 1,000 times the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Result was incredible. A total of 80 million trees in an area of 2,000 square miles burned. Fortunately, no casualties. Due to the location of the blast away from the settlement.

However, there is no bright light or explosion that is recorded in the area - which may be the cause of the formation of the crater. According to the Siberian sites Times, that the existence of the hole first known by the helicopter passengers. Konstantin Nikolaev, an engineer who happened to be passing there, then record and upload the video on YouTube. According to witnesses, the hole big enough to get into their Mi8 helicopters, which has a length of 18 meters without touching the edges.

Since the video was uploaded onto the internet crater and spread, virtual world filled with rumors and speculation. Some suspect the hole homemade UFO, a secret door to the depths of the Earth. Or some people thought it was a weapons test site or a meteorite impact scars.

"We can state with certainty, it is not the result of a meteorite," said a spokesman for the Russian Emergencies Ministry, as quoted by News.com.au on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. According to Anna Kurchatova, a Russian scientist from Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre believe that the cause is something more logical, like global warming.

Moreover, the frozen soil in Siberia - or permafrost - contains millions of tons of methane gas. As the surface is gently warmed, the gas is released into the air began. A mixture of water, salt and gas may have triggered an underground explosion and trigger the formation of holes. Another possibility is a gas bag may build enough pressure to trigger outbreaks, such as the Champagne corks.
"A team of scientists sent to investigate the hole and will arrive at the site on Wednesday (local time)," as reported by the Siberian Times. Members of the expedition included the scientists from the Centre for the Study of the Arctic and Cryosphere Institute of the Academy of Sciences, Russia. They will take samples of soil, water, and air at the site to determine the nature and origin of the hole.

The crater is found precisely in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, about 40 kilometers from Bovanenkovo ​​gas field. Region of the peninsula, which juts into the Arctic waters, is a source of Russian gas that exported to Europe. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEWS.COM.AU]
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