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Old March 4 2013, 08:36 PM   #16
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Holes In The Ground

do you by any chance know the name of those two craters? It looks almost like Theophilus in the back and Mädler in the foreground but the background doesn't quite fit and both craters would be larger and a bit further apart.
They look utterly familiar and I am rather certain that I've seen them many times but I can't remember exactly where they are located.
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Old March 5 2013, 02:17 AM   #17
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Holes In The Ground

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do you by any chance know the name of those two craters? It looks almost like Theophilus in the back and Mädler in the foreground but the background doesn't quite fit and both craters would be larger and a bit further apart.
They look utterly familiar and I am rather certain that I've seen them many times but I can't remember exactly where they are located.
I was primarily looking for an, I can do some research.
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Old March 5 2013, 05:38 AM   #18
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The large crater is Daedalus. It's on the far side of the moon and the picture was taken during the Apollo 11 mission. I haven't found the name of the smaller crater.
Daedalus B, according to the right-hand image here.

(See also images AS11-44-6609 and AS11-44-6611, about halfway down the page here.)
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Old March 5 2013, 05:54 AM   #19
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Holes In The Ground

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The large crater is Daedalus. It's on the far side of the moon and the picture was taken during the Apollo 11 mission. I haven't found the name of the smaller crater.
Daedalus B, according to the right-hand image here.

(See also images AS11-44-6609 and AS11-44-6611, about halfway down the page here.)
Thanks for the help!
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Old March 5 2013, 10:50 AM   #20
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admittedly a hole in a rather wet ground, but nevertheless..
Very nice.

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A swimming hole in Arizona:
Another good one.

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The large crater is Daedalus. It's on the far side of the moon and the picture was taken during the Apollo 11 mission. I haven't found the name of the smaller crater.
Interesting. I didn't anticipate off-Earth holes in the ground, but that's too cool to disqualify.

Great entries, everyone, and not a bad turnout. Let's see if we can get a couple more before the voting starts.
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Old March 5 2013, 07:21 PM   #21
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thanks for the help! As it's a crater on the backside of the moon I can't have seen it. But maybe I'll get the chance one day
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Old March 6 2013, 05:44 PM   #22
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Holes In The Ground

The "Gates of Hell"



In the hot, expansive Karakum desert in Turkmenistan, near the 350 person village of Derweze, is a hole 100 meters (328 feet) wide that has been on fire. For over 40 years years it has constantly been active. This hole is known as the Darvaza Gas Crater or the "Gates of Hell" by locals, the crater can be seen glowing for miles around.

The hole is the outcome not of nature but of an industrial accident. In 1971 a Soviet drilling rig accidentally punched into a massive underground natural gas cavern, causing the ground to collapse and the entire drilling rig to fall in. Having punctured a pocket of gas, poisonous fumes began leaking from the hole at an alarming rate. To head off a potential environmental catastrophe, the Soviets set the hole alight. The crater hasn't stopped burning since.

Though little information is available about the fate of the Soviet drilling rig, presumably it is still down there somewhere, on the other side of the "Gates of Hell."
Also, @trekkiedane: I'd go with number 2.
@Kai "the spy": I'd go with 2,3 and 4, in that order. Didn't help much there now did I?
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Old March 6 2013, 07:15 PM   #23
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Also, @trekkiedane: I'd go with number 2.
@Kai "the spy": I'd go with 2,3 and 4, in that order. Didn't help much there now did I?
Then that's the one I'm going with! (please notice this RJD )
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Old March 7 2013, 03:13 AM   #24
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The "Gates of Hell"



In the hot, expansive Karakum desert in Turkmenistan, near the 350 person village of Derweze, is a hole 100 meters (328 feet) wide that has been on fire. For over 40 years years it has constantly been active. This hole is known as the Darvaza Gas Crater or the "Gates of Hell" by locals, the crater can be seen glowing for miles around.

The hole is the outcome not of nature but of an industrial accident. In 1971 a Soviet drilling rig accidentally punched into a massive underground natural gas cavern, causing the ground to collapse and the entire drilling rig to fall in. Having punctured a pocket of gas, poisonous fumes began leaking from the hole at an alarming rate. To head off a potential environmental catastrophe, the Soviets set the hole alight. The crater hasn't stopped burning since.

Though little information is available about the fate of the Soviet drilling rig, presumably it is still down there somewhere, on the other side of the "Gates of Hell."
Now, this is awesome!

@Kai "the spy": I'd go with 2,3 and 4, in that order. Didn't help much there now did I?
Not really. Although, maybe a gif?!
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Old March 7 2013, 10:52 AM   #25
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Wow, "Gates of Hell" is pretty impressive. Reminds me of that town that's been on fire for umpteen years.

Last call for entries, folks. I will try to put up the voting thread soon, schedule permitting. Tonight, tomorrow morning, something like that.

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Gotcha.
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Old March 7 2013, 06:30 PM   #26
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how long is the voting poll open, usually? My hamster will get his surgery tomorrow, so I took the day plus the ensuing weekend off and shall stay with my parents (closer to the veterinary clinic). As my dad is a computer nerd I would be surprised if I got more than 5 mins online time till monday...
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Old March 7 2013, 11:22 PM   #27
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I'll give another 24 hours for entries, and then voting can go until Tuesday or Wednesday. You'll have plenty of time to get the little guy all fixed up.
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Old March 8 2013, 02:24 AM   #28
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Not to derail, but what kind of surgery can a hamster have? A whiskerectomy?
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Old March 8 2013, 10:40 AM   #29
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Little guy has some kind of a tumor in his cheek.
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Old March 8 2013, 11:38 PM   #30
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The voting thread is up here.
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