Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | May 19, 2009

Andes Mountains Are Older Than Previously Believed

ScienceDaily (2009-05-17) — Much is known about the rise of the central Andes mountains, but a new study of the eastern Andes in Colombia indicates that mountain building began much earlier there.


Image: Sediments that gather at the base of mountains provide important clues about how and when the mountains were formed. (Credit: Carlos Jaramillo, STRI)

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