Stories tagged buoyancy

Sep
19
2010

What happened to the missing ships and planes?


Bermuda triangle
Bermuda triangleCourtesy alphaios
Large amounts of frozen methane gas can be found under the ocean floors. When the BP oil drills hit a pocket of this gas it raced upwards, expanding ever larger as the pressure on it decreased. When it reaches the surface it really expands.

Methane bubbles can sink ships and snuff out airplane engines

Methane deposits occasionally erupt to the surface. A research paper published in the American Journal of Physics explains how large methane bubbles rising from the ocean floor might account for many, if not all, of the mysterious disappearances of ships and aircraft.

Oceanographic surveyors of the sea floor in the area of the Bermuda Triangle have discovered significant quantities of methane hydrates and older eruption sites.

Source

How Brilliant Computer Scientists Solved the Bermuda Triangle Mystery Salem News