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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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Öland, Sweden

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**WOWZZA** Shelf Cloud Caught in #Canada. Photo Credit: Echo Storm Team via @MikeFrancisWX - Canada | Frrole

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This unique geological phenomenom known as Danxia Landform, can be seen in several places in China. The color is a result of millions of years of accumulated red sandstone and other sediments which have dried and oxidized.

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Fire Tornado --- California Wildfires 2003

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Stockholm Public Library

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The Kingdom of Salt Salar de Uyuni stands out as the earth's biggest salt flat at 4, 086 sq mls. It's positioned in the Potosí and Oruro departments in south west Bolivia, close to the crest of the Andes.

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Each year from mid- to late February, Yosemite National Park's Horsetail Fall is lit up by the sun's rays when the weather is right, creating the illusion that the water flowing down is lava or fire. The phenomenon is called a 'firefall.' FIREFALL!!!! http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1n67c (via Our Amazing Planet on Twitter)

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Thors Well. The Pacific gateway to the underworld. (Oregon Coast)

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This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. When people see these, they think it's the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover. #Meteorology #Weather #Clouds

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