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Geologists discover ancient buried canyon in South Tibet

Geologists discover ancient buried canyon in South Tibet

 

A team of researchers from the UK, USA, Germany and China have discovered an ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in south Tibet, north of the eastern end of the Himalaya.  The discovery rules out a popular model used to explain how the massive and picturesque gorges of the Himalaya became so steep, so fast.

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