Science tends to give us a lot of joy. From finding vaccines to diseases that can kill us, like COVID-19, although it’s not the first and won’t be the last; until discovery the animals which appears to have been taken from Movies. right Now, A new discovery at the bottom of the sea brings us a similar volcano Ain Soron. Yes, that appears in Lord of the ringss. In addition, Sauron also appears in the hobbit s El Silmarillion. All books written by JRR Tolkien.
This discovery came as a surprise to the team exploring the Australian Indian Ocean regions, on board the oceanic research vessel CSIRO, RV . Detective. That’s when the underwater volcano formed like Ain Soron 280 km from Christmas Island. Detection was slow because they had to traverse 3,100m multi-beam sonar through the area under the ship to see it in full.
Underwater volcano in the shape of “Eye of Sauron”
The underwater volcano is a “giant elliptical depression, called a caldera, measuring 6.2 km x 4.8 km,” he explains in Conversation Tim O’Hara, Senior Curator of Marine Invertebrates, Museums Victoria. “It is surrounded by a ridge 300 meters high (similar to the eyelids of Sauron), and it has a 300-meter conical beak,” he adds.
Moreover, the volcano was not alone in the depths of the ocean. A smaller seamount “covered with many volcanic cones” also appeared on the map. A little further south of Ain SoronIn addition, there was a “larger flat-topped seamount,” O’Hara notes. They decided to continue the sects Lord of the Rings And now they are called Far Parade (“Dark Castle”) and I want to let go (“Mountains of Ash”), respectively.
These three new geological features are part of the Karma seamount group. Geologists estimate that it could have formed over 100 million years ago. At that time Australia was closer to Antarctica than it is now.
This is how it was formed
But how was the Ain Soron? O’Hara dares to explain how this strange cauldron was formed. “A caldera forms when a volcano collapses. The molten magma at the base of the volcano drifts upward, leaving empty chambers. The thin, hard crust on the surface of the dome collapses, creating a large crater-like structure. little new beak And it starts to form in the middle as the volcano continues to expel magma,” he says. This is what could make up this strange underwater volcano.
In short, this underwater volcano and the two nearby mountains actually have names. And not just anyone, but so obsessed. In the end, literature or cinema can also be good places to inspire ourselves to label our reality. Called the new underwater volcano Ain Soron Near Christmas Island is a great example of how flags can be drawn from other regions.