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India Joined With Asia 10 Million Years Later Than Previously Thought


February 6, 2013

a view of granites in the Indus River New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found that the collision between India and Asia occurred only 40 million years ago--10 million years later than previously thought. At the time of collision, part of the ancient Indian plate--known as "Greater India"--slid underneath the Eurasian plate, suggesting that India's size was much smaller than generally assumed. Full Story

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