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Grand Canyon born by continental lift

"Drip" within the Earth may have raised the Colorado plateau

3:15pm, April 29, 2011

For all its glorious views, the Colorado plateau remains an ugly mystery to geologists. They can’t figure out why and how it rose thousands of feet over the millions of years it took to carve spectacular natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley.

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