Stunning Bubbles Frozen Under Lake Abraham

by Natasha Geiling

These frozen bubbles under Alberta’s Lake Abraham might look like winter jewels, but you wouldn’t want to be too close to one if it popped: the bubbles are actually frozen pockets of methane, a highly flammable gas. Most of the time, methane escaping from the surface of water is relatively harmless—but if you happen to be lighting a match at the time one of these bubbles explodes, watch out.

See more images and read more about the frozen bubbles at Smithsonian.com.

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