Scientist are already working hard to figure out how the mysterious Siberian hole appeared. Meanwhile, The Siberian Times went to the site they call the crater at the end of the world and captured images and video that reveal in more detail how the interior looks.
Andrey Plekhanov, Senior Researcher at the State Scientific Centre of Arctic Research, said:
The crater has more of an oval than a circular shape, it makes it harder to calculate the exact diameter. As of now our estimates is about thirty meters. If we try to measure diameter together with soil emission, the so-called parapet, then the diameter is up to sixty meters. The crater is from 50 to 70 meters deep.
The crater has an icy lake at its bottom with water cascading down its eroding permafrost walls.