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World's Largest Cavern
« on: September 09, 2013, 06:57:18 PM »

you guys will hafta go to the link to see the vid and pics..cause I am too lazy to move them.. it takes me forever..but I did find some youies that are .. wow
this is as close as I want to get.. I’ve been underground and I don’t like it..but wow to the whole thing..thinking about soma and his caves and matrix too




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/07/son-doong_n_3873341.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular


World's Largest Cave, Son Doong, Prepping For First Public Tours
The Huffington Post  |  By Suzy Strutner
Posted: 09/07/2013 9:16 am EDT  |  Updated: 09/09/2013 3:35 pm EDT

The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the biggest cave in the world. It's over 5.5 miles long, has a jungle and river, and could fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls.

But nobody knew any of that until four years ago.

A local man discovered the cave entrance in 1991, but British cavers were the first to explore it in 2009. Now, tour company Oxalis is running trial tours of the cave and accepting sign-ups for real six-day tours to take place next year.

The man who discovered Son Doong didn't go in because the entrance he found had too steep a drop. On next year's tours, visitors will rappel 80 meters to enter Son Doong.



mind blowing pictures.. the size alone is awesome


just type in the name there are several youies..here's just one


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really go check out the pics at the link

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Re: World's Largest Cavern
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 08:40:33 PM »
Awesome Video Sky,

I wonder just how many caves or Caverns are still unknown, which have No access to them,
and are deep within the earth's crust ?

Especially deeper than 5 Km ?

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Re: World's Largest Cavern
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 11:31:45 AM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/29/worlds-largest-cave-photos_n_5900454.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular



'Supercave' In China Takes Title As World's Largest Cavern, And The Photo Is Pretty Unreal
 


 The Huffington Post    | By  Jacqueline Howard   

 Posted:  09/29/2014 2:08 pm EDT    Updated:  09/30/2014 10:59 am EDT

It's hidden beneath rolling hills, can be reached only via an underground stream, and now it has been named the world's biggest cave chamber: meet Miao Room.
A photographer’s lights illuminate the green-hued Getu He river in the Miao Room -- now ?considered the world’s largest cave chamber by volume. The Miao Room volume measurement exceeds Sarawak Chamber in Malaysia, the past title-holder, by about 10 percent. Credit: © Carsten Peter/National Geographic News





Yes, a new measurement of China's vast Miao Room cavern shows that the cave chamber encompasses some 380.7 million cubic feet (10.78 million cubic meters). That beats out the past title-holder, Sarawak Chamber in Malaysia. However, the Malaysian cave chamber is still the world's largest by surface area (around 1.66 million square feet).

"To me this is like discovering that K2 is larger than Everest," Tim Allen, an expedition co-leader who studied the Chinese cave, told National Geographic. He was referring to K2, the Himalayan peak that is taller than all other mountains on Earth except Everest.






Beneath southern China’s landscape of cone-shaped peaks, arches, and spires, researchers have discovered some of the world's largest underground chambers. In 2013 a British-led expedition used a laser scanner to measure several cave systems in unprecedented detail, including Gebihe, whose Miao Room (modeled here from the original laser data), with a maximum height of 627 feet. Click on the photo above for a closer look at the map. Art Credit: Stefan Fichtel, Ixtract Gmbh. Scan Data Preparation: Joe Beeching

The Miao Room chamber, which is found within the Gebihe cave system at China's Ziyun Getu He Chuandong National Park, was first mapped with laser scanning surveys in 2013, National Geographic reported. Then researchers reprocessed those scans with help from scientists at the University of Lancaster in the U.K. to determine the volume and size of the Miao Room.

The measurements were announced at the Hidden Earth 2014 national caving conference, held in England from September 26-28.

More photos of China's supercaves are available on National Geographic Magazine.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/china-caves/

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Re: World's Largest Cavern
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015, 04:23:34 PM »
A cave is a cave is a cave, but 87 miles long?? Probably won't ever be considered one of the "Wonders of the World", but this may be right up there with most in terms of uniqueness - and in a Vietnamese national park.

Apparently this cave has many of the features that are usually only found on the surface, like animal life, a rainforest, lakes, beaches, and a river. This cave was originally discovered by a local farmer in 1991, and was first explored by British experts in 2009.

There are several pics and other information on the cave found in the below DiscloseTV link. $2300 for a guided tour anyone?? :))


- Read more:
http://www.disclose.tv/news/a_farmer_saw_a_hole_in_a_rock_but_the_inside_has_amazed_the_whole_world/115414#ixzz3UaoKNsEr

Here is one pic!
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Re: World's Largest Cavern
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2015, 05:55:29 PM »
I have merged three threads under the heading World's Largest Cave

Seems every time someone says that they find a bigger one. I was just about to post the following article and did a search

Seems there is a little confusion on the net between Son Doong Cave in Vietnam and Er Wang Dong Cave in Chongquing province of China

In fact some images look the same?

Er Wang Dong
The cave so huge it has its own weather system: Explorers discover a lost world with thick cloud and fogs trapped inside


The cave system was discovered in the Chongquing province of China by a team of cavers and photographers
Caver Robbie Shone, from Manchester, said a few of the caves had previously been used by nitrate miners but had not been properly explored
The network, which includes 'cloud Ladder Hall' measuring around 51,000 metres squared, has water sources and vegetation of the floor
By SARAH GRIFFITHS


dventurers have stumbled across a cave so enormous that it has its own weather system, complete with wispy clouds and lingering fog inside vast caverns.
A team of expert cavers and photographers have been exploring the vast cave system in the
Chongquing province of China and have taken the first-ever photographs of the natural wonder.
They were amazed to discover the entrance to the hidden Er Wang Dong cave system and were stunned when they managed to climb inside to see a space so large that it can contain a cloud.



The view from a small window in the wall of the vast Niubizi Tian Keng in the Er Wang Dong cave system, where clouds form inside the huge spaces. Three tiny explorers can be seen negotiating the heavily vegetated floor


This opening looked the same but on closer look the trees in back are different and the depth is different 


An intrepid cave explorer ascends a rope hanging from the Niubizi Tian Keng. This photograph is one of the first-ever images taken of one of a cave so large it has its own weather system

Lots more images of both  I will post more 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2441450/Er-Wang-Dong-cave-China-huge-weather-system.html

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Re: World's Largest Cavern
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2015, 06:11:30 PM »
Er Wang Dong (Chinese; literally: "Second Royal Cave") is a large cave in the Wulong Karst region, in Wulong County of Chongqing Municipality of China.

Current known length of its passages is 42,139 metres (138,251 ft) with a maximum depth of 441 m (1,447 ft). It is large enough to contain its own weather system. The cave starts in the 195 m (640 ft) deep Niubizi tiankeng ( "ox nose sinkhole") and also contains the 295 m (968 ft) deep Qingkou tiankeng.

Er Wang Dong cave has formed in Lower Ordovician limestone and is located close to another very large cave system - San Wang Dong.

Both caves were explored by Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society. Local people make weather forecast based on the observations in Niubizi tiankeng - if there is a fog coming from the cave, rain is expected.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Er_Wang_Dong

Official Chinese Cave Site
The Underground Fossil Corridor - Er Wang Dong)" (in Chinese). The Official Government Website of Houping Township, Wulong County. November 5, 2009. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
http://hpx.cqwl.gov.cn/Html/23/zjhp/hply/2009-11/4211.html

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Re: World's Largest Cavern
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2015, 06:14:09 PM »
S?n ?oòng Cave (hang S?n ?oòng, "Mountain River cave" in Vietnamese) is a solutional cave in Phong Nha-K? Bàng National Park, B? Tr?ch District, Qu?ng Bình Province, Vietnam.

As of 2009 it is the biggest known cave in the world, and is located near the Laos–Vietnam border. Inside is a large, fast-flowing underground river. It was formed in Carboniferous / Permian limestone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C6%A1n_%C4%90o%C3%B2ng_Cave

Son Doong cave is World's largest cave, discovered in 2009
http://www.sondoongcave.org/


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Re: World's Largest Cavern
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2015, 06:24:25 PM »


Now lets add to this the Huge Cave in Mexico



From Jules Verne Journey to the Center of the Earth



Look familiar?  The Earth may not be totally hollow as once believed but it sure seems to have a lot of Hollow Spots



Please feel free to add more images of all the caves  Just label them right LOL I am going to put all this together on the website


And THIS as well...

Huge 'Ocean' Discovered Inside Earth

http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/001/250/i02/070228_beijing_anom_01.jpg?1296070288

Scientists scanning the deep interior of Earth have found evidence of a vast water reservoir beneath eastern Asia that is at least the volume of the Arctic Ocean.

Huge Underground "Ocean" Found Beneath Asia



http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/02/070227-ocean-asia.html

A giant blob of water the size of the Arctic Ocean has been discovered hundreds of miles beneath eastern Asia, scientists report.
http://www.livescience.com/1312-huge-ocean-discovered-earth.html

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Re: World's Largest Cavern
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2015, 07:24:20 PM »
Thanks Z! A "whole lot of big caving go'in on"!! :) Might be a title for a new song there!! :)

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Re: World's Largest Cavern
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2015, 04:30:20 PM »
I like the Cave of the Winds down south of me, and I'd like to see Carlsbad Caverns.  I do not, however,  have any interest in doing the Tom Sawyer/ Becky Thatcher bit.   I can get lost without being in a cave.

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Re: World's Largest Cavern
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2015, 05:07:40 PM »
Mammoth Caves Kentucky



I was in all those caves in the Kentucky/ Tennessee Mountains. We even found one private cave in the hills... The owner was a real Hillbilly,,, handed us a railroad lantern and said "have fun, don't get lost" and let us take our rock picks along :D  The first room was an old civil War cave where they made gunpowder with the potassium nitrate all over the cave walls. That room was lit... the rest miles of twisting tunnels with cross trails and pits  and us with only a coal oil lantern.

LOL didn't stay long :P

Mammoth Caves at that time they said they had over 600 miles of UNCHARTED caves

One of the bottomless holes 



Mammoth is a huge tourist trap now paved walkways, endless stair cases and electric lighting. Lots of stalactites etc



Looking back to the light on the River Styx that flows through the caves  Beyond here (behind camera) it is dark  pitch black dark and endless


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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2015, 05:22:09 PM »
Lost Sea Tennessee

Sweetwater Lake deep underground... this is where ll our water is going to. Deeper and deeper into the Earth



Glass bottom boat tours on the lake that has underwater lights lets you see the blind cave fish that live here (and did so before we came along) Divers have tried to find bottom in this lake... so far as I know they haven't yet

The lake is fed by Ruby Falls  an underground water fall taller than Niagara Falls. On the tour they turn out the lights so you can experience what the cavers feel. They shine a single helmet light to a spot 200 ft or so up the cave wall to a small hole (that I would get stuck in)  This hole is where the first person to find the caves entereted  crawling through tight passages.

Imagine groping in front of you and NOTHING  You shine your light and it hits NOTHING but you hear the water fall... drop a small stone and wait and NOTHING :P so you have to crawl out backwards.

A passage no wider than this (there are hundreds all directions



Now what would possess someone to even try that blind? :P


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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2015, 07:32:34 PM »
India and Japan Discovered Moon Caves Long Before NASA Orbiter Did ...
by Sallye Painter




In July 2014, the news flashed around the world that NASA had discovered holes in the moon’s carters that led to underground caves. NASA also stated that they believed these holes and caves could one day support astronauts by providing shelter.
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter cataloged over 200 holes, or what NASA calls lunar pits, that range from 16 feet to 2,952 feet in diameter.

The pits were found “using a new computer algorithm that automatically scanned thousands of high-resolution images of the lunar surface from LRO’s Narrow Angle Camera (NAC)” that was developed by Robert Wagner of Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

“A habitat placed in a pit — ideally several dozen meters back under an overhang — would provide a very safe location for astronauts: no radiation, no micrometeorites, possibly very little dust, and no wild day-night temperature swings,” Wagner is quoted on the NASA website. (1)

The NASA discovery of hundreds of moon holes is outstanding and marks an amazing find, but not the first moon holes to be discovered. In 2009 and 2010, two other space agencies made the discovery of lunar holes. In 2009, India’s Chandrayaan-1 mission discovered a huge moon hole followed by Japan’s KAGUYA mission discovery of a moon hole on the far side of the moon.


http://www.topsecretwriters.com/2014/08/india-japan-discovered-moon-caves-long-nasa-orbiter/

India Scientists Discover Huge Moon Hole on Chandrayaan-1 Mission

In 2008, India launched its first lunar spacecraft, Chandrayaan-1, in collaboration with the ESA (European Space Agency). Collaboration between different space agencies isn’t as unusual as it may sound.

In fact, SpaceRef  reported in September 2009 that NASA had a M3 (Moon Mineralogy Mapper) on board the Chandrayaan-1 that professors from Brown University and other institutes used to detect water on the moon.

During the Chalndrayaan-1 mission, India scientists discovered a huge moon hole that was 393 feet in diameter and over a mile long. The India research team published a paper in 2011 outlining their discovery and also hypothesized the possibility of using the hole for a future human base on the moon.

They describe how the lava structure would be able to protect a moon colony. The hole would provide protection from the various hazards found on the moon such as micro-meteor impact, moon dust, extreme temperature fluctuations and the most important threat to human life, radiation.


In their paper, the scientists explained how the natural properties of the lava structure provided environmental control. The interior of the hole is almost a constant temperature of -4 degrees Fahrenheit (oF) compared to the moon surface temperature range between 266oF and -292oF.

In February 2011, Silicon India published the news of the “giant underground chamber on the moon” and discussed how scientists felt the hole or pit could be used to establish a base for future astronaut missions to the moon. The scientists were quoted that such a permanent base was important for further lunar exploration.

In 2010, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced the discovery of a moon hole during its lunar mission, KAGUYA. The vertical hole was discovered on the far side of the moon.

The hole was significantly smaller than the one discovered by the India lunar mission. The Japanese mission measured the hole as 213 feet in diameter and 289 feet deep. The hole was discovered in the “Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms)” a known lava region.

In February 2011, Silicon India published the news of the “giant underground chamber on the moon, which they feel could be used as a base by astronauts on future manned missions to moon”. The scientists were also quoted saying that such a permanent base was important for further lunar exploration.

The new computer algorithm that allowed scientists to scan NASA high-resolution images of the moon’s surface made finding lunar pits or holes a faster and very successful process with hundreds of new discoveries. The India and Japan missions that hallmarked the discovery of lunar holes may one day become the cornerstones for building human settlements on the moon.




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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2015, 07:39:20 PM »
Could This Lunar Cave Provide Shelter for a Future Moon Colony?

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Since 2009, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera has found over 200 pits on the Moon's surface. They range in size from about 16 feet (5 meters) across to more than 2,950 feet (900 m) in diameter. They tend to be located either in large craters with impact melt ponds (areas of lava that formed from the heat of the impact and later solidified) or in the lunar maria (dark areas on the moon that are extensive solidified lava flows hundreds of miles across). "Maria" is the Latin word for "seas," and are named as such because that's what the ancients thought they were.



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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2015, 07:46:49 PM »
Mars Caves
Mars Orbiter discovers that Mars has caves




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It is probably inevitable that man will at some point travel to Mars, and chances are it will be a company behind the expedition rather than NASA but at least now we know that they’ll be able to do some cave spelunking thanks to a discover by NASA’s Mars Orbiter which is currently sending incredibly high-rez images back to earth.

One of the most recent and amazing discoveries made by NASA scientists who are pouring over those images is what looks very much like a large cave at the bottom of a large bowl shaped depression on the surface of Mars.

Earlier this year, the CTX camera team saw a crater containing a dark spot on the dusty slopes of the Pavonis Mons volcano. We took a closer look at this feature with HiRISE and found this unusual geologic feature.

The dark spot turned out to be a “skylight,” an opening to an underground cavern, that is 35 meters (115 feet) across. Caves often form in volcanic regions like this when lava flows solidify on top, but keep flowing underneath their solid crust. These, now underground, rivers of lava can then drain away leaving the tube they flowed through empty. We can use the shadow cast on the floor of the pit to calculate that it is about 20 meters (65 feet) deep.

via HiRISE


There are plans for the HiRISE team to acquire a second image of the location and then create a stereo pair which they hope will let them unravel this mystery a little further.

http://www.inquisitr.com/135479/mars-orbiter-discovers-that-mars-has-caves/

 


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