PerspectiveGeology

Why Do Freezing Rocks Break?

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Science  17 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5802, pp. 1092-1093
DOI: 10.1126/science.1135200

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Summary

Contrary to common perception, the breaking of rocks is usually not caused by the expansion of water upon freezing.