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Posts tagged mountain ranges

April 3, 2013

 

sun's rays reflecting on camera lens

Mars May Have Tectonic Plates

For years scientists thought only two planets in our solar system had tectonic plates. But, now, it looks like Mars is joining the club.

December 20, 2011

 

a sea shell found on a mountain top

Shells On Mountains

Where is the last place you would expect to find a seashell? Probably on the top of a mountain right?

November 19, 2004

 

Why Mountains Stop Growing

Why do mountains stop growing? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Earth’s Mantle

For some time now, scientists have understood that the earth’s crust is divided into plates that move about at the rate of a few inches a year. Over time, this movement will form mountain ranges and volcanoes. They have also known that the earth’s mantle, the layer between the earth’s crust and core, was the [...]

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