Comments on: An Unsolved Mystery of the Sailing Stones http://www.journeyidea.org/sailing-stones-of-death-valley Travel across the world with Journey Idea Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:11:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: Josephine http://www.journeyidea.org/sailing-stones-of-death-valley/comment-page-1#comment-17181 Josephine Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:03:34 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3131#comment-17181 Yes absolutely agree with you Jamie! There's so much fun in elaborating inexplicable things of nature through science.. Cheers to all here! Yes absolutely agree with you Jamie!

There’s so much fun in elaborating inexplicable things of nature through science..

Cheers to all here!

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By: Jamie http://www.journeyidea.org/sailing-stones-of-death-valley/comment-page-1#comment-17180 Jamie Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:59:50 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3131#comment-17180 Petie, That’s the fun of it ! Trying to explain the unexplained with science ! Actually, all we have here is a collection of some really interesting theories, and some interesting opinions; but that’s what makes a mystery so much fun !Isn't it! Petie,

That’s the fun of it !

Trying to explain the unexplained with science !

Actually, all we have here is a collection of some really interesting theories, and some interesting opinions; but that’s what makes a mystery so much fun !Isn’t it!

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By: Petie Jackson http://www.journeyidea.org/sailing-stones-of-death-valley/comment-page-1#comment-17179 Petie Jackson Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:57:57 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3131#comment-17179 Time and pressure can do a remarkable things . And being that the rocks have all the time in the world to move. And the world has the pressure. It’s no surprise to me. it seems that people think too deeply about the subject . In that valley i bet the winds could be in excessive of 80 miles per hour 4 days on end and given the mud and ice factor rocks will move . Look at what tornadoes can do with just with wind. Try living in the windy parts of wyoming and you’ll understand . i must say it’s interesting and it gets people to thinking. But don’t try to get to scientific about it. Time and pressure can do a remarkable things .

And being that the rocks have all the time in the world to move.

And the world has the pressure.

It’s no surprise to me.

it seems that people think too deeply about the subject .

In that valley i bet the winds could be in excessive of 80 miles per hour 4 days on end and given the mud and ice factor rocks will move .

Look at what tornadoes can do with just with wind.

Try living in the windy parts of wyoming and you’ll understand .

i must say it’s interesting and it gets people to thinking.

But don’t try to get to scientific about it.

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By: Freddie Soares http://www.journeyidea.org/sailing-stones-of-death-valley/comment-page-1#comment-17178 Freddie Soares Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:49:45 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3131#comment-17178 By: eerene http://www.journeyidea.org/sailing-stones-of-death-valley/comment-page-1#comment-16668 eerene Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:59:25 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3131#comment-16668 .they are such a marvellous looking stones, and as nobody has witnessed the movement of the stones..the force behind the movement of the stones is not yet known. while scientists say its because of the rai nfalls.... .they are such a marvellous looking stones, and as nobody has witnessed the movement of the stones..the force behind the movement of the stones is not yet known.

while scientists say its because of the rai nfalls….

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By: vareeja http://www.journeyidea.org/sailing-stones-of-death-valley/comment-page-1#comment-13700 vareeja Thu, 24 Jun 2010 05:50:08 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3131#comment-13700 The sailing stones, also known as sliding rocks and moving rocks, are 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. The force behind their movement is not understood and is the subject of research. Sliding rock trails fluctuate in direction and length. Some rocks which start next to each other start out traveling parallel, but one may abruptly change direction to the left, right, or even back the direction it came from. Length also varies because two similarly sized and shaped rocks could travel uniformly, then one could burst ahead or stop dead in its track. Speed is an unknown variable. Since these stones are rarely transported and nobody has witnessed the movement, the speeds at which the rocks travel are not known. The sailing stones, also known as sliding rocks and moving rocks, are 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. The force behind their movement is not understood and is the subject of research.

Sliding rock trails fluctuate in direction and length. Some rocks which start next to each other start out traveling parallel, but one may abruptly change direction to the left, right, or even back the direction it came from. Length also varies because two similarly sized and shaped rocks could travel uniformly, then one could burst ahead or stop dead in its track.

Speed is an unknown variable. Since these stones are rarely transported and nobody has witnessed the movement, the speeds at which the rocks travel are not known.

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