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Mystery of Grand Canyon's formation revealed
By T.K. Randall
April 30, 2011 · 7 comments
Image Credit: CC 3.0 Jon Zander
Scientists have pondered over the processes behind the formation of the Grand Canyon for years.
A large anomalous cold and dense region has been identified beneath the Colorado Plateau spanning 120 miles that appears to be pulling off the lower part of the crust above it and is thought to account for some of the geological history of the canyon.
The birth of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau through which it carved have been a geological mystery. Now a giant anomalous structure discovered on the underside of the plateau could shed light on how it was formed.
Source: Live Science
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