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Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here (Image)

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  • "Given a flaming crater that reaches temperatures well in excess of 750 degrees Fahrenheit, it's not hard to see why locals refer to this otherworldly place as the ""Door to Hell."" While officially named the Darvaza Crater, this formation is a reminder of humanities precarious relationship with nature. In 1971, Soviet scientists were exploring the natural gas reserves of the Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan when their drilling rig unexpectedly collapsed into an underground cavern. 44 years later, the flames are still raging. A testament to the importance of being cautious when working with our environment. This Photograph was taken by Neal Mathes on July 30, 2014 during a family trip through Central Asia."
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  • 2014-07-30
  • 2015-03-15
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  • ksl:x633hq37n
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