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Mysterious Roving Rocks of Racetrack Playa | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Mysterious Roving Rocks of Racetrack Playa

There's nothing special about these rocks, which are ordinary dolomite from the surrounding mountains. The rocks move because of where they are, not what they are made of.

 

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Maggie McAdam

 

To read a feature story on the Racetrack Playa go to: www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/roving-rocks.html

 

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Taken on August 1, 2010