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Major update!  

We now have a nice warm sun to cheer us up on those cold nights out in the deep.

Added ultra high detail, including craters and geologic weathering.

if you notice in the 2nd and 3rd picture I also equipped the ship with a new laser scanner for geologic studies.

Right now I’m working on a redesign of the ship! expect more to come soon here in the next few days. :)  

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Eisriesenwelt–The World’s Largest Ice Cave, Austria.
The Eisriesenwelt (German for “World of the Ice Giants) is a natural limestone ice cave located in Werfen, Austria, about 40 km south of Salzburg. Although the cave has a length of 42 km, only the first kilometer, the area that tourists are allowed to visit, is covered in ice. Eisriesenwelt was discovered by Anton Posselt, a natural scientist from Salzburg, in 1879. Before his discovery, the cave was known only to locals, who, believing that it was an entrance to Hell, refused to explore it. Today the Eisriesenwelt cave is visited by around 200,000 tourists every year.

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Life in a sinkhole

The karst landscapes of China have been an essential part of their figurative art and painting since time immemorial, capturing the imagination and providing a sense of wonder at nature. The sinkholes here form when underground rivers carve out underground channels by chemical erosion whose roofs later collapse when they weaken. These windows allow sunlight to pour within, and extensive and unique ecosystems to develop underground.

Loz

Image credit: Song Wen/Barcroft Media

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