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Creeping stones of Death Valley

Creeping stones of Death Valley

The mysterious so-called “sailing” stones – Creeping stones of Death Valley

Creeping stones of Death Valley
Real-life rolling stones creep across Death Valley in California. Noteworthy, Death Valley is the lowest point in the US, at 282 feet below sea level. It is almost completely flat and holds the record for the second highest temperature ever recorded on earth (58C). Death Valley, situated within the Mojave Desert, features the lowest, driest, and hottest locations in North America.

Creeping stones of Death Valley

Discovered to slide over valleys that people do not live in, the mysterious sailing stones of Death Valley

In fact, it is one big mystery that a stone that weighs more or less like a man can move on its own.
The mysterious sailing stones of Death Valley have been discovered to slide over valleys that people do not live in. Scientists believe this phenomenon is caused by a melting-pot of specific weather conditions. Studies suggest a combination of 90mph winds, ice formations at night and thin layers of wet clay on the surface of the desert all combine to push them along.

Most of the stones are found on an old lake bed, known as the Racetrack Playa, where the ground is particularly flat. “One of the strongest theories about what the rocks move is that water rising from beneath the surface of the sand is pushed by the wind creating a surface the rocks can move along.”

The mysterious sailing stones of Death Valley slide on very smooth ground and leave a trail behind. The mysterious sailing stones of Death Valley are a magnificent phenomenon in the sense that they can take different turns around each other.

As the years proceed, each stone takes its own different path. Some stones make linear turns others make oval turns while others create a wavy shape on their tracks. No one has ever seen them move and nobody knows the speed they move with.

Creeping stones of Death Valley

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