These beautiful frozen methane bubbles have a deadly gas core

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Bubbles of frozen methane in crystal clear ice of lake Baikal. Picture: Stanislav Tolstnev

Look at these frozen pockets of methane trapped within the deepest lake on Earth. Aren’t they beautiful?

These frozen bubbles of gas are truly a natural wonder, but with a deadly core.

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Microbes feeding on decomposing organic matter at the bottom of the lake release methane, which floats to the surface in bubbles. Picture: Stanislav Tolstnev

Yes, these ice orbs have a dark side: they are full of dangerous gas, that may once explode or enhance Earth changes’ phenomena.

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When the water freezes in winter, these bubbles become trapped, producing magical landscapes. Picture: Stanislav Tolstnev

These giant gas bubbles are produced in lakes and ponds by bacteria feeding on decaying organic matter. The released methane then floats to the surface in bubbles and become trapped when the water freezes in winter.

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But come the spring thaw, the bubbles pop, releasing the methane within them to the atmosphere. Picture: Stanislav Tolstnev

Of course, during spring thaw, the bubbles pop and release the methane gas into the atmosphere. There are some cool videos online of people lightning up the gas.

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Lake Baikal is the deepest lake on Earth. Picture: Stanislav Tolstnev

Meanwhile huge methane vents and craters have been discovered around the world from Russia to Western US and East US. So imagine if such a methane chimney would burst into flame! That would be very dangerous and insane!

More methane gas news on Siberian Times, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle.

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  1. The pictures look like a scifi landscape. Must say, that this website gets killer pictures and videos. Makes the reading and articles worthwhile since the whole article is supported well.

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