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Brave Scientists Explore Mysterious New Crater in Siberia

Explorers descended into the depths of a newly-formed crater first discovered over the summer.
Image: A member of an expedition group is seen on the edge of a newly formed crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia
Scientists in Russia were determined to discover the origins of the mysterious crater in Siberia discovered last summer. A team from the Russian Center of Arctic Exploration descended about 50 feet into the crater on Nov. 9 and reached the frozen surface of a small lake, estimated to be at least 30 feet deep, at the base of the crater. A team member is seen above at the edge of the crater.Vladimir Pushkarev / Russian Center of Arctic Exploration via Reuters