US and China trade accusations of airspace invasion by spycapable balloons Chase Doak/via Portal
China said Monday that US balloons had entered its airspace “more than 10 times” since January 2022, at a time of heightened tensions between Beijing and Washington after the downing of a “spy balloon”.
Earlier this month, the US military shot down a Chinese balloon that the Pentagon said was a spy device used to gather sensitive information.
The destruction has been criticized by China, which insists the object was a simple civilian balloon that deviated from its trajectory.
Additional unidentified flying objects have been observed over Canada and the United States since the incident. Three were knocked out.
The nature of the objects and their provenance are currently unknown.
“In the last year alone, American balloons have flown over China more than 10 times without permission,” Chinese diplomatic spokesman Wang Wenbin said, without giving details. He urged journalists to “look for the American part.”
Gigantic and mysterious holes appear, fascinate scientists and threaten the population in Turkey
Turkey lives with the creation of mega holes on earth, natural formations called “Obruk” in the Turkish language, also known as “sinkholes”. Natural formations are erosions that reach the bottom, especially on a rocky bedrock, and are caused by water action the holes are usually flooded with water
Although mysterious, the holes are a type of wellformed pipe, chimney, or depression with sharp corners in ancient formations.
According to the Center for Applied Research of these Megaholes of Konya Technical University in Turkey, the formations are a kind of karst relief formed by the current karst formation processes in the Konya Closed Basin and modeled on the Obruk Plateau ( Sinkhole ), where it was first recorded
These formations are hundreds of years old, but in recent decades researchers have noticed the appearance of new units, which has become a cause for study and also a threat to the population living nearby.
These megaholes are up to 300 meters in diameter, as shown in this aerial photo taken with a drone in the Karapinar region, a district of Konya, in the Anatolia region of central Turkey.
However, researchers are already linking human activity to the increase in holes in the region. In recent years, intensive farming and irrigation practices have drastically depleted surface and groundwater resources, causing the deepest layers of the earth to collapse.
According to the Obruk Research and Application Center, the number of registered megaholes in the Konia region has exceeded 2,500 by the end of 2022