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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Mysterious places around the world


Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan

It’s pretty easy to see why this crater in the desert wilds of Turkmenistan is known as the Door to Hell. It’s thought that the flame-filled chasm was formed when a Soviet oil-drilling rig hit upon a natural subterranean gas chamber. The ground collapsed leaving behind a massive crater leaking poisonous gas. The inferno was lit to prevent those harmful gases spilling out, and the flames are still burning some five decades later.

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