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Caught On Camera: Mystery Of Death Valley’s ‘Sailing Rocks’ Solved, Mother Nature Is A Fan Of Curling
Using GPS-fitted boulders in the flat, parched desert of Death Valley, and tying in the data to a weather station, researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego have confirmed that rocks weighing hundreds of pounds are pushed along on a thin sheet of ice by light winds, in a sort of natural display of truly Olympic “curling.”
Waves From Hurricane Marie Heading To Bay Area, But Not The Monsters Than Clobbered Southern California
The monster waves battering Southern California generated by Hurricane Marie were forecast to move into Northern California over the weekend and Monday, generating increased wave heights, but likely not the 15-foot breakers that damaged homes and piers.
Until the middle of the 19th century, the stars were little more than mysterious points of light. Astronomers could plot a star’s position in the sky, or record changes in its brightness, but that was about all
Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Peaks Tuesday, 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Predicted In Perseid Shower
If you thought July 4th’s fireworks were exciting, wait until you see a ball of fire explode overhead in the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, set to peak Tuesday night with 100 shooting stars each hour, and continue for several days afterward.
Lightning could pay a return visit to Northern California Monday evening, adding wildfire concerns in this drought year.