Slash Boxes

SoylentNews is people

Submission Preview

Mathematicians May Have Figured Out How ‘Stone Forests’ Form

Rejected submission by upstart at 2020-09-19 17:43:24

████ # This file was generated bot-o-matically! Edit at your own risk. ████

Mathematicians May Have Figured Out How ‘Stone Forests’ Form []:

wondrous geologic formations in nature, from Giant's Causeway [] in Ireland to Castleton Tower [] in Utah, and the various processes by which such structures form is of longstanding interest for scientists. A team of applied mathematicians from New York University has turned its attention to the so-called "stone forests" common in certain regions of China and Madagascar. These pointed rock formations, like the famed Stone Forest [] in China's Yunnan Province, are the result of solids dissolving into liquids in the presence of gravity, which produces natural convective flows, according to the NYU team. They described their findings in a recent paper [] published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Original Submission