#Login Register


  • 2 Vote(s) - 5 Average
Home 


First pictures from inside the 'crater at the end of the world'
07-18-2014, 07:07 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,354 Threads:1,482 Joined:Feb 2011
İmage
The crater has an icy lake at its bottom with water cascading down its eroding permafrost walls. Picture: Andrey Naumenko, 'Yamal-Region'

They found the crater - around up to 70 metres deep - has an icy lake at its bottom, and water is cascading down its eroding permafrost walls.

It is not as wide as aerial estimates which suggested between 50 and 100 metres.

While the team insist that it is a 'natural phenomenon', they insist further study is essential to understanding the formation of the crater in lake-studded Yamal - a name which means 'end of the world' in the local tongue.

Andrey Plekhanov, Senior Researcher at the State Scientific Centre of Arctic Research, said: 'The crater has more of an oval than a circular shape, it makes it harder to calculate the exact diameter. As of now our estimates is about thirty metres.

'If we try to measure diameter together with soil emission, the so-called parapet, then the diameter is up to sixty meters.

'The crater is from 50 to 70 metres deep'.

More pics and text: http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestu...the-world/
07-18-2014, 07:23 PM #2
The Survivor Truthtard
Posts:5,013 Threads:522 Joined:Sep 2012
Like they would tell us the truth if anything strange was found!

I have to ask. Why does it look like something came out of that hole?

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


https://twitter.com/NigelLondon2014

07-18-2014, 07:25 PM #3
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:9,036 Threads:74 Joined:Feb 2011
Yeah, that^^

Cool anyway, with some follow-upping.
Thx 4 posting, Octo. cheers.gif
07-18-2014, 09:09 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,572 Threads:1,443 Joined:Feb 2011
Very cool.. as in frozen, however it still does not explain the formation to my satisfaction.

wonder.gif
07-18-2014, 09:14 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,354 Threads:1,482 Joined:Feb 2011
Quote:The best theory for now is that the crater was formed by internal - not external - forces.

'For now we can say for sure that under the influence of internal processes there was an ejection in the permafrost. I want to stress that it was not an explosion, but an ejection, so there was no heat released as it happened'.

dunno.gif
07-18-2014, 09:14 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,572 Threads:1,443 Joined:Feb 2011

wonder.gif
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
07-18-2014, 10:05 PM #7
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
why does this remind me of Dune?
07-18-2014, 10:07 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,354 Threads:1,482 Joined:Feb 2011
'Tremors' was my first thought chuckle.gif
07-19-2014, 12:09 AM #9
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
Posts:1,865 Threads:45 Joined:Mar 2011
Good a place as any to stick the enema hose.



Home 




 



DISCLAIMER / Terms of Service (TOS):
Kritterbox.com - Socialize anonymously, commentary, discussion, oddities, technology, music and more!  This website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. kritterbox.com shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.
This website exists solely for the purposes of exchange of information, communication and general entertainment. Opinions from posters are in no way endorsed by kritterbox.com. All posts on this website are the opinion of the authors and are not to be taken as statements of fact on behalf of kritterbox.com. This site may contain coarse language or other material that kritterbox.com is in no way responsible for. Material deemed to be offensive or pornographic at the discretion of kritterbox.com shall be removed. kritterbox.com reserves the right to modify, or remove posts and user accounts on this website at our discretion. kritterbox.com disclaims all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of any material on this website. Fictitious posts and any similarity to any person living or dead is coincidental.
All users shall limit the insertion of any and all copyrighted material to portions of the article that are relevant to the point being made, with no more than 50%, and preferably less of the original source material. A link shall be visible in text format, embedded directly to the original source material without exception.
No third party links, i.e. blogs or forums will be accepted under any circumstances, and will be edited by staff in order to reflect the original source of copyrighted material, or be removed at the sole discretion of kritterbox.com.
Fair Use Notice:
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Users may make such material available in an effort to advance awareness and understanding of issues relating to economics, individual rights, international affairs, liberty, science, and technology. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for educational and/or research purposes.
This Disclaimer is subject to change at any time at our discretion.
Copyright © 2011 - 2017 kritterbox.com