Giant 'melted' crater in frozen Siberia confounds scientists. UFO?

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    A giant crater that's mysteriously opened up deep in the frozen permafrost of Siberia has mystified scientists and social media. Is it evidence of a meteorite? A UFO? A giant mole? (That last one's my own idea).

    Scientists sent out to investigate say there are no signs of the scorching found when a meteorite hits, and think the permafrost has been melted from underneath. Possibly having something to do with the gas well nearby.

    Trouble is, there isn't any sign of gas. They have taken samples away for testing to a more comfortable location than the cold Siberian steppes. For the moment, the mystery remains.

    Video at link.

    http://edition.cnn.com/video/standa...ge=yes&video_referrer=http://edition.cnn.com/
     

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  3. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    Now we know where the Yeti/Abominable Snowman have been hiding. ;)
     
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    They found 2 more.

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two more craters of unknown origin have been spotted in Russia's Siberia region, weeks after a similar-looking hole was found in the isolated northernmost area, a local paper reported.

    The Siberian Times, an English-language newspaper, published pictures of two new giant holes discovered by reindeer herders, one located in the Yamal and the other in the Taymyr peninsula, both above the Arctic circle.

    The paper said that theories of their origin range from meteorites or stray missiles to aliens or an underground gas explosion. The report could not be confirmed independently.

    Russian state TV reported earlier this month that a giant hole had appeared in the gas-rich Yamal peninsula where temperatures plummet below -50 degrees Celsius (-58 degrees Fahrenheit) and the sun barely rises in winter.

    http://news.msn.com/offbeat/more-mysterious-craters-found-in-russias-remote-siberia-region
     
  6. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    But, the most likely explanation for the holes in Russia:

    http://www.adn.com/article/20140730/mysterious-russian-holes-earth-becoming-perforated
     
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