Mysterious Sailing Stones in Death Valley National Park.

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'Sailing Stones' in Death Valley, these stones move leaving tracks in the desert.

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'Sailing Stones' in Death Valley, these stones move leaving tracks in the desert.

Pedras de Vela no Vale da Morte, EUA: um fenômeno geológico onde as rochas se movem e inscrevem faixas longas ao pelo chão liso do vale, sem intervenção humana ou animal.

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Pedras de Vela no Vale da Morte, EUA: um fenômeno geológico onde as rochas se movem e inscrevem faixas longas ao pelo chão liso do vale, sem intervenção humana ou animal.

Sailing stone of Death Valley...they should do an episode on these, what they reeeeeeally are...

Sailing stone of Death Valley...they should do an episode on these, what they reeeeeeally are...

Sailing stones, sliding rocks, and moving rocks all refer to a geological phenomenon where rocks move in long tracks along a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. They have been recorded and studied in a number of places around Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, where the number and length of travel grooves are notable.

Sailing stones, sliding rocks, and moving rocks all refer to a geological phenomenon where rocks move in long tracks along a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. They have been recorded and studied in a number of places around Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, where the number and length of travel grooves are notable.

A Sailing Stone in Death Valley -- interesting mystery. Likely is just big stones moved by wind, but cool looking regardless.

A Sailing Stone in Death Valley -- interesting mystery. Likely is just big stones moved by wind, but cool looking regardless.

Sailing Stones, Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, CA No one has ever seen one of the “sailing stones” on Death Valley’s Racetrack Playa move, but evidence of their travels is visible in the long track marks that trail behind them in the dusty ground. Scientists aren’t sure exactly how the rocks—which can weigh hundreds of pounds—make their way across the dry lake bed. The prevailing theory is that when the rocks are wet or icy, they’re pushed along the flat playa by strong winds.

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Sailing Stones, Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, CA No one has ever seen one of the “sailing stones” on Death Valley’s Racetrack Playa move, but evidence of their travels is visible in the long track marks that trail behind them in the dusty ground. Scientists aren’t sure exactly how the rocks—which can weigh hundreds of pounds—make their way across the dry lake bed. The prevailing theory is that when the rocks are wet or icy, they’re pushed along the flat playa by strong winds.

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