Scientists descend into 'end of world' crater

November 17, 2014 2:35 PM

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When a mysterious crater was discovered this past summer on the Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia, origin theories abounded, including it being the work of extraterrestrials, a man-made hoax, a meteorite, or the result of stray missile colliding with the surface of the Earth.

Now that it's cold enough to venture in, a team of scientists organized by the Russian Center of Arctic Exploration lowered themselves into the crater last week and begin the hunt for answers, reports National Geographic.

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