Feb 27, 2024, 02:41 PM IST

Greatest mysteries of planet Earth

Pavan Naidu

Unveiling the mysteries of our planet has always been a fascinating journey for scientists and researchers. Let's delve into some of the most intriguing enigmas that continue to baffle us.

Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle, a section of the North Atlantic Ocean off North America, is known for the unexplained disappearances of ships and aircraft. The area whose boundaries are not universally agreed upon, mostly shaped like a triangle, connects the sourthern US coast, Bermuda and the Greater Antilles

Hessdalen Lights

In central Norway lies a small village called Hessdalen that frequently witnesses a mesmerizing spectacle in the skies. This natural phenomenon, known as the Hessdalen Lights has sparked a flurry of theories over the decades. Some posit that they are the consequence of geological processes, while others suggest they could be evidence of extraterrestrial communications.

Ball Lightning

This rare phenomenon described as luminescent, appears during thunderstorms, moving erratically and sometimes even passing through solid objects. This event is believed to last quite a bit longer than the split-second flash of a bolt of lightning.

Singing Sand Dunes

"Singing sands" is a phenomenon that happens when avalanches move down the face of sandy dunes. An audible vibration can develop when a sufficient amount of sand avalanches and compress the air within the moving sand.

Kawah Ijen Lake

This lake is known to be the largest highly acidic crater lake in the world. It's popularly known for its captivating turquoise colour, a feature resulting from its extreme acidity combined with high concentration of metals dissolved within it.

Hidden Beach

A part of the Riveria Nayarit, Mexico, the Hidden Beach is invisible from the outside. The only way to get there is by swimming your way through a short tunnel.

Fairy Circles

Fairy circles appear as round patches of barren land, varying between 2 to 12 meters, usually encircled by stimulated growth of grass. You can spot these unique patterns in the drought-prone grasslands of the Namib desert, in the western parts of Southern Africa.