How Tall Can Mountains Be?

Subscribe - it's FREE! - And please support us on Patreon - Your contributions help us make more videos! What is the maximum height for a mountain on Earth!? And why? Thanks to ScienceAlert for support - MinuteEarth is on facebook - And twitter - MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth's environment -- in just a few minutes! Created by Henry Reich, with Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Rose Eveleth, Emily Elert, and John Guittar. Music by Nathaniel Schroeder Special thanks to Ryan Loomis and TED-Ed for contributions. Papers referred to in the making of this video: Scheuer, P. A. G. 1981. How High Can A Mountain Be? J. Astrophys. Astr. 2: 165--169.

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