Fortress of Solitude: FOUND.

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  1. Noir Guest

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/04/photogalleries/giant-crystals-cave/

    Giant Crystal Cave Comes to Light
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    April 9, 2007—Geologist Juan Manuel García-Ruiz calls it "the Sistine Chapel of crystals," but Superman could call it home.

    A sort of south-of-the-border Fortress of Solitude, Mexico's Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) contains some of the world's largest known natural crystals—translucent beams of gypsum as long as 36 feet (11 meters).

    How did the crystals reach such superheroic proportions?

    In the new issue of the journal Geology, García-Ruiz reports that for millennia the crystals thrived in the cave's extremely rare and stable natural environment. Temperatures hovered consistently around a steamy 136 degrees Fahrenheit (58 degrees Celsius), and the cave was filled with mineral-rich water that drove the crystals' growth.

    Modern-day mining operations exposed the natural wonder by pumping water out of the 30-by-90-foot (10-by-30-meter) cave, which was found in 2000 near the town of Delicias (Chihuahua state map). Now García-Ruiz is advising the mining company to preserve the caves.

    "There is no other place on the planet," García-Ruiz said, "where the mineral world reveals itself in such beauty."

    Read the full story of the new discovery.

    —Stefan Lovgren and Ted Chamberlain
     
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  3. Noir Guest

    Yeah, but its still cool :o
     
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    Kill Him.
     
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    Superman Lives


    :p
     
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    That is pretty cool.
     
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    I sooooooo want to go there.....now.
     
  11. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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  12. ObakeTora vThe "real" Ghost-Tiger!v

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    Damn, the Beltavoic was a scam. Would be cool if I could leave my laptop on for 30 years.
     
  13. Kmack Cheers!

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    That's pretty awesome lookin':)
     
  14. Noir Guest

    Is it just me, or is reality starting to make Superman real?
     
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    I was worried about that.. :csad:
     
  17. Eggyman The Oval Avenger

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    Don't be. You're an individual, just like everyone else ;)
     
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    ... Huh. Can't wait till they find Cybertron.
     
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    i want to go there...now!
     
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    It's news to me, anyway.

    That place is majestic! Supes is gonna be pissed though.
     
  22. Noir Guest

    we're unraveling his secrets one by one.
     
  23. Captain Planet! The Power Is Yours

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    OMFG! I was just digging in my backyard and found Doomsday!! :wow:
     
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    :wow: Don't let him escape!
     

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