Death Valley Stones: Mystery Solved

I remember reading about the mysterious moving stones of Death Valley more years ago than I care to remember. They were often a feature of books and TV shows about unexplained phenomena, often presented in overly dramatic ways, but never mind…

If you’re not familiar with the story linked below gives the general idea.

Anyway, some actual Science has been done – an experiment was set up to monitor an area of the valley where the stones have been known to move. This involved Fun Stuff like fitting stones with GPS units as well as weather monitoring kit. And then they waited…

And patience paid off, and the mystery appears to be solved. Read the story:

Mystery Solved: “Sailing Stones” of Death Valley Seen in Action for the First Time | Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

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