the big Circle – Day8

Death Valley National Park, 100 feet below sea level and much of a place to live in. But it boosts with scenic drives and hidden gems like waterfalls or the worldwide known and famous area of the Racetrack.

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Racetrack Playa is home to one of Death Valley’s most enduring mysteries. Littered across the flat, dry surface of this dry lake, also called a “playa’, are hundreds of rocks –some weighing as much as 320 kilograms (700 pounds) –that seem to have been dragged across the ground, often leaving synchronized trails that can stretch for hundreds of meters.

What powerful force could be moving them? Researchers have investigated this question since the 1940s, but no one has ever seen the process in action

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