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Old 05-18-2009, 02:08 PM   #1653
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Andes Mountains Are Older Than Previously Believed

ScienceDaily (May 17, 2009) — The geologic faults responsible for the rise of the eastern Andes mountains in Colombia became active 25 million years ago—18 million years before the previously accepted start date for the Andes' rise, according to researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, the University of Potsdam in Germany and Ecopetrol in Colombia.
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