A Climate Mystery? Two New Holes Found in Siberia

July 30, 2014 2:47 PM

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If you wanted a weird scientific mystery, you couldn’t pick a more aptly named spot. The Yamal Peninsula in Russia is also known as the ‘end of the world’. Fitting, because the mystery behind the holes that are appearing is growing by the day. Reasons behind the first hole range from the scientific to the absurd.

The most likely reason behind the three holes is due to a pingo – a large chunk of ice underground. Once it melts, the earth above it collapses to fill the void. Instant sinkhole. Other theories being tossed about include a meteor strike. Someone would have probably seen this, so don’t count on this...

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