Scientists solve the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ mystery
The name ‘Bermuda Triangle’ which is also called as ‘Devi’s Triangle’ is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where several ships and airplanes have disappeared.
There are several tales of dozens of ships and airplanes went vanished from the zone and the Bermuda Triangle is still considered as one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of the modern world. There were even some tales that its Aliens who were abducting the planes and ships.
Though there hasn’t been a clear reason for the missing of airplanes and ships till date, the British scientists came up with an answer for the Bermuda Triangle mystery. They believe that strange clouds forming above the Bermuda Triangle could explain why dozens of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the notorious patch of sea.
The remarkable new theory suggests the clouds are linked to 170mph “air bombs” – capable of bringing down planes and ships.
The infamous body of water in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean stretches 700,000 square km (270,271 square miles) between Florida, Bermuda, and Puerto-Rico.
But experts at the University of Southampton believe the mystery can be explained by a natural phenomenon known as “rogue waves.” Rogue waves are steep and tall, like “walls of water,” and they often hit unexpectedly, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Engineers at the University of Southampton in England built some ship models, including one of the USS Cyclops, a vessel that vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1918 with over 300 people on board.
They simulated rogue waves in a wave tank and found that, indeed, ships can sink quickly if hit by them. The bigger the ship, the bigger the difficulty staying afloat, they found. Small ships can get swamped by them, but sometimes they can ride the wave if they hit it bow-on, Boxall said. But big ships which are designed to be supported in the front by the top of one wave and in the back by the top of another snap in two.
These are the rogue waves everyone is talking about. Scientists now believe they are behind the Bermuda Triangle!
— Science Channel (@ScienceChannel) August 2, 2018
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