They find an underwater abyss that looks like the legendary “Sun’s eye”


Image of ‘Surran’s Eye’ and nearby sea tigers taken by Sonar on the southwest side of Christmas Island.
Courtesy of Bill Vandenbose & Nelson Guna / CSIRO by the authors

A recent sonar scan at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia, has revealed a spectacular abyss in which the Australian inventor remembers the famous Eye of the Sun from the trilogy ‘Lord of the Rings’.

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Located 280 kilometers southeast of Christmas Island, the giant oval, 6.2 to 4.8 kilometers long, features a deep caldera. In the center of that depression is a 300-meter-high conical ridge that is associated with the ‘eye’ pupil, while researcher Tim says the edges around the 300-meter-high caldera will be Surron’s eyelids and collected in an article published in the conversation.

The sea floor in that area is about 3,100 meters deep, from where a section of sea tigers rise, which was already known to geologists. The range is estimated to be more than 100 million years old, which would have been south of Antarctica, while Australia was at other latitudes.

The RV, which traveled to O’Hara this July. The volcanic ‘eye’ that appeared in the path of the investigative science ship was not isolated. After discovering two other underwater peaks in their vicinity, the voyage is still unfinished, paying homage to the work of JRR Tolkien and their Bharat-dur (‘Black Fortress’) and Eret Lithuy (‘ Mountain ‘Ashes’).

The abyss strike did not surprise scientists: a caldera could form if a volcano erupts, recalls a member of the discovery team. The exploding magma leaves the empty chambers and then slides through the thin crust of the dome as it solidifies externally. Most likely, the volcanic eruption will cause a small new peak to form in the center, as Krakatoa did after the 1883 disaster.

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However, O’Hara finds Caldera’s dating-related geography puzzle, which is surprisingly new to a structure over 100 million years old. The neighboring mountain, Eret Lithium, is about 100 meters thick in layers of sand and soil, which contains the remains of many sea creatures. But this is not the case with the soron’s eye, which is equated with the same sedimentation rate and can retain its shape due to the most recent volcanic activity.

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