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Real ‘Door to Hell’ – Crater that has been Burning Half a Century

In the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan there is a popular tourist attraction called The Darvaza gas crater, also known as “The door to hell”. At first sight this crater might come across as an active volcano, however, it is a burning pit of natural gas (methane). How did Darvaza gas crater appear? […]

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Frozen Methane Bubbles that Transform Abraham Lake

The photos below may look like a sea of bizarrely shaped jellyfish but these strange shapes below the frozen waters of Abraham lake are in fact methane bubbles. The methane gas bubbles are emitted from bacteria after it has consumed dead organic matter (animals and leaves) found at the bottom of the lake. Most of the time these bubbles […]