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11th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Darvaza gas crater was a gas pocket discovered by scientists and set ablaze to prevent toxic fumes from entering their camp. It is still burning 50 years later. It has appropriated been named

The Darvaza gas crater was a gas pocket discovered by scientists and set ablaze to prevent toxic fumes from entering their camp. It is still burning 50 years later. It has appropriated been named "The Gates of Hell".

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Date Taken: 05.2013
Date Uploaded: 06.2013
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Camera: NIKON D700
Copyright: © Jason Lee