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#1    DieChecker

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:25 AM

http://www.cnet.com/...f-death-valley/

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For the first time, humans have observed the movement of the mysterious sailing stones of Death Valley's Racetrack Playa -- and caught them on camera.

Very interesting. I'd not have thought of that method for them moving. But it makes perfect sense..... :tsu:

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:49 AM

Well, mystery solved!

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:22 AM

Nice rounded answer but why are trails left behind?


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:28 AM

View PostRed Howler, on 28 August 2014 - 10:22 AM, said:

Nice rounded answer but why are trails left behind?

Just a guess, but I think it's because they are pushed over the surface rather than float on the ice.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 05:34 PM

View PostRed Howler, on 28 August 2014 - 10:22 AM, said:

Nice rounded answer but why are trails left behind?

The ice drags them like a sail on a sailboat. Since the rocks don't really leave the ground they leave a trail.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 05:49 PM

I could have sworn I saw a documentary on this a few years ago.

Just checked Captain Kirk narrates the documentary as well.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:13 PM

Is this the death of Rock n Roll? :(

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:53 PM

WOW!  it is nice to have one solved before I depart this planet.

Edited by maximusnow, 28 August 2014 - 06:54 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:42 PM

Cool. I was kinda hoping for sentient, extremely slow-moving rock people but whatever.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:56 PM

So, it just gets really slippery for it and just scoots along? I can believe that.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:22 PM

This is another good example that all unexplained mysteries are just undiscovered science. Like all the other unexplained mysteries on this forum- ghosts, UFOs, cryptids- nothing is paranormal or supernatural, they are just scientific facts waiting to be discovered.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:57 PM

I don't doubt their findings, I just find it amazing that wind can push boulders, even on ice. That must be a heck of a wind.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 12:49 AM

I hate to argue when they say that they 100% know now, but I still don't get it. Whether it's slippery ice or thawed water mixed with earth or an ice plate in slippery mud with the rock on top - what kind of wind do you need to have to move a 320kg rock the bottom of which is not even flat but rugged like a non-slip mountain boot??


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 03:18 AM

so there were no aliens ...


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 04:14 AM

View PostRolci, on 29 August 2014 - 12:49 AM, said:

I hate to argue when they say that they 100% know now, but I still don't get it. Whether it's slippery ice or thawed water mixed with earth or an ice plate in slippery mud with the rock on top - what kind of wind do you need to have to move a 320kg rock the bottom of which is not even flat but rugged like a non-slip mountain boot??

Sounds like a science experiment you can test your self if really interested . :yes:

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