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Scientists Uncover the Mystery Behind the Massive Craters in Siberia

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Scientists Uncover the Mystery Behind the Massive Craters in Siberia

Article by Margaret Davis. The Science Times – 

Scientists are worried about the massive craters appearing in the permafrost on a remote peninsula in the Arctic Circle. For a time, no one knew where they came from or how they were formed. An article in Future reported that these craters appeared suddenly and explosively, leaving a ragged pockmark on the landscape.

Torn, gray jumbles of ice, and clods of permafrost are evident in the edge of the craters, while the roots of the plants are exposed around the rim, which shows signs of scorching. Scientists believe that it is a sign of how violently the craters in the middle of the Siberian Arctic were formed. […]

Video: Mysterious Craters Blowing Out Of Russia Could Mean Trouble For The Whole Planet | CNBC.

Related articles:

Massive Craters in Siberia Are Exploding Into Existence. What’s Causing Them? – Discover Magazine

Colossal crater found in Siberia. What made it? – National Geographic

Cryovolcanism on the Earth: Origin of a Spectacular Crater in the Yamal Peninsula (Russia) – Nature

The mystery of Siberia’s exploding craters – Future

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