A giant mysterious hole that appeared in northern Siberia has prompted scientists to do a little exploring.
The 262 foot wide seemingly endless pit was first located by a helicopter crew working for an oil company near the Yamal Peninsula.
After some astonishing aerial images of the chasm appeared online, there have been numerous people claiming that this is the site of a nuclear explosion or UFO crash-landing, but one Russian expert, Anna Kurchatova, believes the cause is something more logical, such as global warming.
So far, what actually caused its development at ‘the end of the world’ is unknown, though knowledgeable sources say that the darkening around the inner rim of the crater indicated “severe burning” that burned its edges.
The organized expedition will include experts from Russia’s Centre for the Study of the Arctic as well as the Cryosphere Institute of the Academy of Sciences, and is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, according to The Siberian Times.
If you could take your best guess, what do you think this unexplained cavity could be?
Regardless of what exactly caused it, massive holes such as this one seem to capture our curiosity with the mysteries of its infinite depth.