Thousands of eternal flames across the world are usually kept alight by gas formed from boiling hot ancient rocks
Rocks found beneath New York flame in Chestnut Ridge County Park aren’t hot enough to produce this gas
For years, scientists thought that the eternal flame in New York was kept alight by gas produced by ancient, extremely hot rocks.
However, researchers from Indiana University have discovered that the rocks underneath the Chestnut Ridge County Park aren’t hot enough to produce this gas, which means another process is producing the gas that’s keeping the flame burning.
And they have not been able to identify exactly what the process is.
The eternal flame sits behind a waterfall in western New York.
It is said to have been lit thousands of years ago by Native Americans.
There are hundreds of ‘natural’ eternal flames around the world, and each one is thought to be kept alight by natural gas produced from the rocks beneath it.
The gas used to keep the flames burning is thought to come from ancient and extremely hot rocks called shale.
However, Arndt Schimmelmann and the researchers from Indiana University discovered that rocks beneath the flame in New York aren’t hot enough to produce this reaction.
Schimmelmann told OurAmazingPlanet that the rocks were only the temperature of a ‘cup of tea’.
Plus, the shale isn’t as old as first expected.
Both of these factors mean that the shale beneath the New York flame couldn’t be creating gas in the same way as other flames around the world.
And the researchers admitted they are unsure exactly how the New York gas is being produced
The New York eternal flame is found in the Eternal Flame Falls, a small waterfall in the Shale Creek Preserve at the Chestnut Ridge Park. A small chamber under the waterfall produces natural gas, which keeps the flame alight. Researchers from Indiana University are unsure the source of this gas, after previous theories were disproved
Researchers from Indiana University took several measurements of the eternal flame in New York. By measuring the size of the flame, the researchers were able to determine how much gas it needed to burn
Storms Photo Series during the harvesting season in Strohgaeu Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany By Franz Schumacher
Franz Schumacher is 61 years old photographer from Germany, He’s is interesting in Painting, Illustration, Drawing, Photography, Nature.
Harvest Time is a series of storms that roll in during the harvesting season in Strohgaeu Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.His photo series demonstrates the timeliness and location precisions needed, in order to achieve impressive images and be a good photographer.
The Amazing Indonesian root tree bridge-took 26 Years to build it And connect the residents of two tiny villages ,called Jembatan Akar
Living root bridge called ‘Jembatan Akar’ connects two villages in Pesisir Selatan District, West Sumatra, Indonesia.Bridge was made by weaving a combination of roots into two Kubang trees placed on either side of the Bayang River.Fishing is banned near the bridge as thousands of ‘sacred’ Larangan fish can be found in the waters beneath it
Locals claim swimming in the river beneath the Jembatan Akar’ makes dreams of love and fortune come true
Weaved out of living tree roots, this rickety bridge set just a few feet above a treacherously fast-flowing river looks like it could be from a scene in an Indiana Jones film.
But this unique living tree root bridge called ‘Jembatan Akar’ is actually a vital link to connect the residents of two tiny villages in Pesisir Selatan District, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The bridge was created by weaving a combination of roots into two Kubang trees placed on either side of the Bayang River that gradually grew strong enough over the course of 26 years for the residents of of Pulut-pulut and Lubuak Glare to use it as a crossing.
For more than 100 years, families have used the 30 metre bridge to reach one another, trade supplies and connect and it is now a mainstay tourist attraction of the province.
The incredible engineering was captured by amateur photographer Robertus Pudyanto who visited the villages with help from the locals.
Robertus said: ‘The root bridge is frequently visited by tourists during the holidays or before Eid as they are considered sacred.
‘They are extremely vital to the villagers and their entire lives depend on them.
‘The creations are remarkable but you have to be careful when walking on them in the rain as they become slippery – and that’s not good when hovering five metres over a fast-flowing river.’
Vital link: The root bridge is used to connect the two villages of Pulut-pulut and Lubuak Glare as the previous bamboo bridges were all destroyed by the river
A living tree bridge: Tourists cross the ‘Jembatan Akar’ root bridge in Bayang Village, Pesisir Selatan District, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Billowing brilliant red smoke over the blanched plain, it is the only sign of life in this otherworldly landscape.
And Mount Bromo, on the Indonesian island of East Java, is such an extraordinary site thousands of tourists visit every year to enjoy breathtaking vistas across the Tengger massif to the misty peaks beyond.
Photographer Helminadia Jabur, 36, said: ‘The volcano is noted for its spectacular sunrises, and majestic views all the way to Semeru volcano which is located further behind it.
‘Ever since I saw some images of the volcano, I just could not help myself to visit the area and capture it’.
The images below may seem like something from out of this world, but they are actually rare thunderstorm clouds called a supercells.
The colossal storm systems center on mesocyclones, which are rotating updrafts that can span several kilometers and deliver torrential rain and high winds including tornadoes.
The first of several superstorm images below was photographed by Sean R. Heavey just west of Glasgow, Montana, in July.
Jagged clouds surround the supercell’s core, which is filled with dust and rain swept by the wind.
The cloud caused minor damage in the area and lasted several hours before moving on, Heavey wrote on his website.
Scroll down to see photos of several astonishing supercell storms.
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