Crazy stuff happens all around the world, you just might not know about it (or at least not right away). Take last July for example. Large, mysterious craters began forming in Siberia, and recent satellite imagery suggests that there may be more up there than we originally thought.
This has, understandably, got scientists all jacked up. However, it also raises a lot of questions by concerned locals regarding the nature of these craters and how they are formed. Could it pose a danger to the people living in the area?
Scientists are currently aware of 4 large craters (and 12 smaller ones) in the wilderness of Northern Russia. Most people believe, though, that there could be 15+ more.
The biggest problem isn”t even finding the existing craters, it”s predicting when the next one is going to occur. So far, there”s been very little study of the craters. We don”t know how they are formed or where they could form next.
It”s like trying to predict where my pimples were going to form in high school.
The craters pose a danger to people living in Siberia. One of these holes could form underneath a school or a town”s water supply.
These babies get over 2,000 ft deep. That”s a pretty long commute for a school bus.
More study is needed, but one theory suggested by scientists is that due to natural gas trapped in the ground by permafrost, pressure builds underground. That pressure builds until it eventually breaks open the Earth”s surface.
Kind of like when you hold in a fart. It”s gonna be bigger when you finally let “er rip!
If the tundra-like temperatures and snow tigers didn”t give you enough reason not to go to Siberia, maybe the giant, random holes in the planet will?