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What is this mystery crater that openend up at the bottom of an irrigation pond in rural Utah?

Scientists and farmers are baffled!

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Mystery Crater In Utah Pond Baffles Farmers And Scientists. Photo: the bottom collapse from above: Photo: Video

CIRCLEVILLE, Piute County, Utah - Farmers and scientists in southern Utah are scratching their heads and trying to figure out what caused an unusual phenomenon in an irrigation pond. Earlier this week, Gary Dalton of Circleville discovered a mysterious crater that suddenly appeared under the water.

He noticed the weird hollow formation after most of the water was drained from the pond for irrigation. Just beneath the surface he saw concentric circles in the pond bottom with a diameter of about 25 feet.

The outer ring is a circular depression filled with algae. An inner circle looks as though something erupted from beneath, forming what looks startlingly like a small volcanic crater.

Could this be Martian art? Experts from the Utah Geological Survey took a look and were initially baffled as well.

So what is this strange volcanic-like feature?

  • A natural spring, pushing up from under the pond after being supercharged by recent rains. The theory was discarded because there is no spring here.
  • Buried pipeline had exploded underground? But there is no pipeline.
  • Methane gas from decaying organic material under the pond? Could be but the local geology isn’t the type that sometimes causes such events.
  • Earthquakes? Yes! But there were no earthquakes in the Circleville area powerful enough to trigger liquefaction.
  • A volcanic eruption or a Martian landing? Shut up!
  • A meteor impact crater? A fiery meteor was seen in the sky a few weeks ago. The sighting took place long before the crater appeared. Also, no one in nearby Circleville reported hearing any loud booms.

The leading theory is a geologic condition called collapsible soils. The pond has been drained and refilled more than a dozen times in the last two years. The theory is that the repeated loading of weight on the soil eventually led some of the soil under the pond to collapse, creating a small eruption.

Although this is the most plausible cause, chief geologists have never heard of and seen such a phenomenon taking place under water.

In definitive, the origin of this weird crater remains unexplained. How do you think this mystery crater formed?

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Perfect Timing! Amazing photo shows a lightning striking a plane in front of a rainbow! WOW!

This Lightning-Rainbow-Plane image is just incredible and was shot at 7:40 PM over Leipzig, Germany.

Photographer Birk Mobius captured the exact moment an aeroplane was fully hit by a lightning in front of a beautiful rainbow! Incredible!

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This is one of the best nature shot ever: Lightning strikes plane in front of a rainbow! Photo: Birk Mobius

To see on the pictures is the interruption of the lightning… As if it was divided in two just after touching the airplane.

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The airplane flying from Frankfurt to Leipzig was struck by a lightning in front of a rainbow just before landing. Photo: Birk Mobius

The spectacular and unique photo was shot on August 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM just before the Boeing 777, Mark D-AALB AeroLogic, from Frankfurt to Leipzig landed. It was crossing the end of a storm.

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Look, the lightning is disrupted and cut in two as it strikes the plane over Leipzig! Photo: Birk Mobius

The plane landed safely in Leipzig and no problems were reported. The perfect picture was published on the Facebook page of Air Marini, a private vacation company.

This is really a perfect timing photo of two amazing sky phenomena! Show us yours below!

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Mystery: The lake around the temple of water god, a Chinese cultural heritage area in the Shanxi Province of North China, has completely disappeared overnight for no apparent reason.

The information was first released by a Chinese governmental website on August 2, 2014. Since then, the Shanxi government has appealed to experts to investigate the water mystery and especially refill the lake… Without success!

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Mystery: A 24’000m2 lake around the scenicTemple of Water God has disappeared overnight in China

Located in County Guangling in the northeast of Shanxi, the  Temple of the God of water or Shuishen Miao dates from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Established in the middle of a lake covering about 24,000 square meters, this picturesque site is protected by the state since 2006.

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The lake that mysteriously disappeared surrounds the Water God Temple, a sacred site in China

According to local residents, the lake has disappeared overnight. And according to the management director of the site, it had never dried up before.

However, documents published by the local government reports that the water level began to drop to 10 July, in the midst of drought.

Today the lake is nothing more than a puddle of cracked mud full of dead fish. Both tourists and local are frustrated about this event.

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The bottom of the lake is just cracked mud.

 

It is so sad! The temple is a picturesque place. It is part of the region’s heritage. People grew up around the temple and it must be pretty difficult for them to accept that the water has disappeared totally!

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And it is full of dead fish. The scenic view is now apocalyptic!

But besides being a cultural site, the lake is also used to irrigate surrounding fields (reservoirs hold 8.58 million cubic meters used for irrigation of about 700 acres of fields). So this could turn out to be a huge environmental and health problem!

As in California, the water is scarce in the region. In comparison to last year, there was 40% less water. Some speculate this sudden water disparition could be linked to local farmers illegally draining water from the lake to feed their fields.

So can you help debunk the mystery of this 24’000 m2 lake around the Temple of Water God that has disappeared overnight?

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This is not a timelapse video. This is how northern lights look like in real time. Eerie!

This amazing live video was caught in the wild Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

It is not exactly where I spotted my first and only Aurora Borealis. I was much further south in a little town north of Edmonton, Canada. But I can tell you they weren’t as amazing as these! Look at this nature spectacle:

This breathtaking video of Northern Lights was filmed live in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada by astro-photographer Kwon O Chul. And do you hear the strange noises?

Discover the strange clipping sounds of auroras.

They weren’t produced by this light show but represent the awed, ambient sounds of tourists in the cold night air. Magic!

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For Northern Lights amateurs: These auroras were caught over Yellowknife in January 2013! Wonderful!

As commented by NASA: “The above image captured dramatic auroras stretching across the sky near the town of Yellowknife in northern Canada. A video taken concurrently shows the dancing sky lights evolving in real time as tourists, many there just to see auroras, respond with cheers. The conical dwellings on the image right are teepees, while far in the background, near the image center, is the constellation of Orion.”

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Tinnitus: According to a new research, women who drank a lot of tea and coffee had reduced rates of ear ringing.

So could this mean that people hearing strange sounds don’t drink enough coffee? In other words. Do you drink enough coffee? I do!

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A new study suggests women drinking coffee hear less buzzing sounds. Photo: Getty images

if you hear voices despite any external source of sound, you should probably increase your intake of coffee and tea. A new study has indeed revealed that higher intake of caffeine lowers the rates of tinnitus in younger and middle-aged women, which is often referred to as buzzing or ringing sound in the ears.

What causes the tinnitus?

Strange ringing sounds can actually be caused any number of reasons ranging from noise induced hearing loss to nerve disorders to side effects of certain medications. Here the most common causes of this annoying noise in your ears:

1. Exposure to loud noise

One of the most common reasons you may hear ringing in your ears or head is when you are exposed to loud noise over extended periods of time. For example, it more commonly hits people who work in noisy environments, or listen to constant loud music, or maybe are frequent clubbers.

2. Presbycusis

Age related hearing loss is called presbycusis. This is an irreversible condition since the damage is caused by degeneration of sensory cells which occurs with age.

3. Otosclerosis

Otosclerosis is a condition in which there is an abnormal bone growth in the middle ear that causes hearing loss.

4. Otitis

Otitis is the infection or inflammation of the inner or outer parts of the ear. It can occur suddenly and for a short time which is then called acute otitis or it can occur repeatedly over long periods of time which is called chronic otitis. Otitis media is a middle ear infection and usually occurs in children along with cold and flu.

Coffee and tinnitus! I am always more concerned about scientists wanting to linked things that have anyhow no connections. But I will give it a try and drink more coffees… Just to check up their conclusions! LOL!

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Dead star resurrection! This is the first time that a dead star re-ignites before exploding!

A blaze of glory rarely seen in the universe.

Astronomers have proven for the first time that dead stars, known as white dwarfs, can reignite and explode as supernovae. These incredible images were created to show the stages of the spectacular death:

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Dead Star Resurrection: Scientists show for the first time that dead stars (white dwarf) can re-ignite and explode. Photo: This artist’s impression shows a possible mechanism for a Type Ia supernova.

This sequence shows some of the steps leading up to and following the explosion:

  • A white dwarf, a star that contain up to 1.4 times the mass of the Sun squeezed into a volume about the same size as the Earth, leeches matter from a companion star (image 1).
  • The Integral measurements suggest that a belt of gas from the companion star builds up around the equator of the white dwarf (image 2).
  • This belt detonates (image 3)
  • The internal explosion becomes the supernova (image 4).
  • Material from the explosion expands (image 5)
  • This material eventually becomes transparent to gamma rays (image 6).

This is actually the sound of a supernova:

Pretty cool to know about dead star resurrection. Do you think the human soul has a second life after death?

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