Posts Tagged ‘Crater’

The Flaming Crater In Darvaza, Turkmenistan

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

In 1971, a Soviet oil rig drilled into a natural gas pocket. The earth swallowed the entire rig and its crew. To combat the poisonous gas, the community decided to set it on fire but it’s been burning ever since, hence it’s name “Gates of Hell.” Found at YouTube from madexpat.

NASA Bombs The Moon

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, created twin impacts on the moon’s surface early Friday in a search for water ice. Scientists will analyze data from the spacecraft’s instruments to assess whether water ice is present. Found at YouTube from NASAtelevision.