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Mystery of Grand Canyon's formation revealed

By T.K. Randall
April 30, 2011 · Comment icon 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 | Comments (7)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by xXHellkittiesXx 12 years ago
I was told Paul Bunyan formed the Grand Canyon, were these all vicious lies?!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Darkwind 12 years ago
That is interesting. I wonder did they take down all religous signs Buch put up?
Comment icon #3 Posted by marcyn 12 years ago
Several years ago in a Chriastmas issue of Arizona Highways, they published wonderful pictures of the Canyon and this charming Indian tale. God was thirsty and looked down and saw a stream....the Colorado River.....he STEPPED down to get a drink and his FOOTPRINT became the Grand Canyon. What a lovely story.
Comment icon #4 Posted by marcos anthony toledo 12 years ago
A fasinating article I hope as more studies of the Grand Canyon are made it can finally determined the exact age will be found.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Timonthy 12 years ago
That damned magma should mind its own business & stop invading things!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Gr8Mutato 12 years ago
No one ever heard the story of Noah's Ark and the flood before? I wonder what happened to all that water?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Rlyeh 12 years ago
No one ever heard the story of Noah's Ark and the flood before? I wonder what happened to all that water? Geology doesn't support the flood. I wonder why people keep believeing this myth?

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