The Andes Mountains to Double Their Height in 4 Million Years

June 6, 2008 / 2 Comments

Did you know that mountains grow at a relatively fast rate (a few mm each year) until the forces that form them are no longer active? Apparently that's the case with the Andes Mountains which are one of the longest and highest mountain ranges in the world. For millions of years the Andes grew slowly. Then all of a sudden, 10 ...