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Here’s why this ‘Door to Hell’ is burning for 46 years

ASHGABAT: The Darvaza gas crater, also known as 'The Door to Hell' and 'The Crater of Fire', is a terrifying man-made symbol of nightmare. It’s located in the Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan. "Man-made natural phenomenon" might sound like a contradiction, but hear us out. As explained in a new video from YouTube channel SciShow, in 1971 Soviet scientists began explored the Karakum desert search of oil and gas. No one really knows what followed, there have been no official public reports on the matter, but it is…