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"Door to Hell" -- The Darvaza Gas Crater :: This huge burning crater is found in the middle of the Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan. Reports vary as to when and how this crater was created, but most say that it happened in the early 1970's when a rig drilling for gas hit a giant underground gas-filled cavern which then collapsed.

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Derweze, also known as the door to hell, is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. The hole was formed in 1971 when a team of soviet geologists had their drilling rig collapse when they hit a cavern filled with natural gas. In an attempt to avoid poisonous discharge, they decided to burn it off, thinking that the gas would be depleted in only a few days. Derweze is still burning today

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Natural arch in the Ennedi Desert, Chad - (Look out for the person at the bottom of the arch)