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Prokop Závada - Scientific American

Prokop Závada, a reseracher of the Insitute of Geophysics of CAS, led the scientific team, which investigated the legendary american mountain Devils Tower. This landmark is a sacred place for many Native American tribes and played a major role in the movie 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'. A new hypothesis that explains the geological origin of this mountain attracted interest not only of the scientific community, but also journalists. A report about this new hypothesis is now introduced in Scientific American magazine.