Russian Meteor Leaves Hot Crater

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  1. 8794083
    8794083 Feb 15, 2013

    Don't want to pop any bubbles here, but that is a natural gas fire in a crater at Derweze in Russia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derweze) It's been burning since the early 1970's...

  2. knutron
    knutron Feb 16, 2013

    That would explain the absence of any debris. Thanks for the heads up I was wondering about that.

  3. 30301101
    30301101 Feb 19, 2013

    It's been 3 days, and Military.com should have checked on the validity of this anyway. I knew just from the thumbnail that this was the "Hells Gate" crater (or whatever it's called). At least I know that Military.com doesn't really screen postings well. Good to know...

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