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Scientific Expedition Explored A Mysterious Hole In The Ground
28.08.2014 01:58
Scientific Expedition Explored A Mysterious Hole In The Ground
(Source: http://www.kp.ru/daily/26258.5/3137474)

 The decision to send scientists to the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District was taken after the video featuring this funnel shot from a helicopter had appeared on the web.

      The experts from the Russian Academy of Sciences decided to take a closer look at the phenomenon. “I have seen no such funnels in the places of the Yamal Peninsula which I visited. I also did not hear anything from my colleagues” - Andrei Plekhanov, the representative of the Centre of Arctic Research, says.

      The size of the funnel is unusual: 40 meters in inner diameter and about 60 meters along the edge. However, the scientists failed to look at the middle of the funnel. Water flows down into the hole, softening the soil. It is dangerous to approach the edge. However, some measurements have been made.

      “We record the presence of combustible gases with a gas analyzer. But so far nothing was indicated. Radiation device also indicated that everything is normal. The background is better than in the city” – Plekhanov noted. It is unknown what caused the appearance of such funnel. However, scientists have concluded that it was formed by a force coming from under the ground, not vice versa.

      As a result, the scientists have decided that further research of the crater is needed.

       




Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District     

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