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Mystery Solved: “Sailing Stones” of Death Valley

Seen in Action for the First Time (Thin sheets of

ice push rocks across the desert when conditions

are just right. Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Mystery Of Death Valley's 'Sailing Stones' Has

Finally Been Solved by Ryan Grenoble

The Huffington Post, August 27, 2014


Mystery solved: The sailing stones of Death Valley

by Michelle Starr, CNET, August 27, 2014


Finally! Secret of Death Valley’s ‘Sailing Stones’ Is

Solved by Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, Aug. 27, 2014


The paper is:

Norris, J. D., J. M. Norris, R. D. Lorenz, J. Ray, and

B. Jackson, 2014, Sliding Rocks on Racetrack Playa,

Death Valley National Park: First Observation of

Rocks in Motion. PLOS ONE. 9(8): e105948.




Paul H.

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Very interesting. I guess that blows the theory of outerspace aliens moving them? Ha!

That's what they want you to believe.

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I saw that update in the press and was intrigued. The entire Death Valley area is great to see rocks and geology in action! I miss the heat, hot springs, the fossils and tequila! Not necessarily in that order!

Regards, Chris

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Rocks that do anything other than sit there, or occasionally fall, do get a lot of attention!

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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