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When Continents Collide: A New Twist to a 50 Million-year-old Tale
February 29, 2012
Fifty million years ago, India slammed into Eurasia, a collision that gave rise to the tallest landforms on the planet, the Himalaya Mountains and the Tibetan Plateau.
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