Why do stones hang in the air on the world's largest lake?

Akki John


There is such a secret of the world, which everyone is surprised to know. This was a unique mystery of nature, which no one knew before. But now it is open. Nature sometimes creates very delicate and surprising creations. In the world's largest lake, in winter, some stones hang in the air like a drop of water. Looking at these hanging stones from afar, it seems that they are in the air. Rather, it rests on a very thin and delicate tip of ice. Recently, scientists have solved this mystery, how does this happen?

Stones weigh more. They are submerged in water, but the world's largest lake Baikal, located in Siberia, has a similar view during the winter season, Lake Baikal is also called Lake Baikal or Lake Baikal. The issue is not what it is called... the question is how do these stones stay on a thin tip of ice.

When the ice of Lake Baikal freezes in winter, it turns into a variety of shapes. There is a process in this sublimation i.e. the upward movement of ice. As the temperature decreases in winter, the water turns into ice in different forms. In such a situation, if there is any kind of sublimation from the bottom of the lake, then the object above it comes out, it seems to be hanging in the air.


Nicolas Teberle, a physicist at the University of Lyon in France, says the best place to find the Zen Stones hanging in the air is Lake Baikal in Siberia. Here the temperature remains in minus even in summer. In winter, this situation becomes even more dire. It is extremely rare to see a Zen Stone hanging in the air, as it is a rare sight to see in nature.

Siberian nature photographer Olga Zima recently took photos of Jane Stone. A picture of which he shared on his Instagram. This picture has also received the highest award in the Best of Russia photo contest. Olga says that this picture shows peace and balance. It depicts the balance of nature so beautifully that one will be amazed. A heavy stone rests on the thin and delicate end of the ice.

Regarding this mystery, scientist Jeff Moore of NASA's Ames Resort Center said that due to the freezing of ice, this stone stuck up. This definition is wrong. Because ice freezes on top. The ice does not freeze till the inside of the lake. Water flows below. Running water does not move any heavy object much unless the flow is accelerating. To prove this, Nicolas Teberle did an experiment in his laboratory.

Nicolas Teberle placed a 30-millimeter wide metal saucer on top of a piece of ice in the lab. It was then placed in a freeze dryer. In which the humidity was reduced by removing the air. This starts the process of ice sublimation. Teberle noticed that the ice beneath the metal plate was not sublimating, but rather sublimating at a speed of 8–10 millimeters per day. After a few days, the same scene was created in the lab as it is seen in Lake Baikal.

Teberle and his colleagues then concluded that the clouds over Lake Baikal in winter tend to scatter sunlight. There is less wind and heat. So the humidity ends. Slowly the ice beneath the Jane Stone begins to sublimate. The stone rests on the snow like an umbrella. The ice just below the stone does not melt, but the surroundings melt.

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