Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Door to Hell

Photo by flydime
Photo by rapidtravelchai
Located in the middle of the Karakum desert in Darvaza, Turkmenistan, a hole with a diameter of 230 ft has burned continuously for 35 years.  A drilling project in this natural gas rich area went wrong. The crew's decision to burn off the poisonous gases ultimately led to the creation of this "Door to Hell."  
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