No, this isn’t some science hoax. It’s actually a natural phenomena that occurs in arctic areas. Methane gas naturally becomes trapped in glacial ice, which when lit can cause explosions. These photos show how the methane and ice look when combined, creating these interesting patterns.

Photos of burning methane in ice

No, this isn’t some science hoax. It’s actually a natural phenomena that occurs in arctic areas. Methane gas naturally becomes trapped in glacial ice, which when lit can cause explosions. These photos show how the methane and ice look when combined, creating these interesting patterns.

A region of great mystery and beauty: A dramatic iceberg in the Western Antarctica peninsula. Photo courtesy of Robert B. Dunbar

A region of great mystery and beauty: A dramatic iceberg in the Western Antarctica peninsula. Photo courtesy of Robert B. Dunbar

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