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How the Soviets accidentally discovered the ‘Gates of Hell’

Located in Turkmenistan’s Karakum desert, the Darvaza crater is a massive man-made sinkhole that has been burning methane gas for decades.

  • BBC

It has been said that it was intentionally set alight by Soviet authorities, hoping it would burn off in a matter of weeks.

However, nearly 50 years later, the crater is still alight and its true origins are still shrouded in mystery.

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