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Daily Archives: March 17, 2016

  • Geologists discover how Australia's highest mountain was created

    Geologists discover how Australia’s highest mountain was created

    Geologists from the University of Sydney and the California Institute of Technology have solved the mystery of how Australia’s highest mountain – Mount Kosciusko – and surrounding alps came to exist.Most of the world’s mountain belts are the result of two continents colliding (including the Himalayas) or volcanism. The mountains of Australia’s Eastern highlands – stretching from north-eastern Queensland to western Victoria - are an exception. Until now no one knew how they formed.A research team spearheaded by Professor Dietmar ... Read More

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