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How Tall Can Mountains Be?

Subscribe - it's FREE! - http://goo.gl/EpIDGd And please support us on Patreon - https://goo.gl/ZVgLQZ Your contributions help us make more videos! What is the maximum height for a mountain on Earth!? And why? Thanks to ScienceAlert for support - http://www.sciencealert.com MinuteEarth is on facebook - http://facebook.com/minuteearth And twitter - http://twitter.com/MinuteEarth 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 http://www.soundcloud.com/drschroeder 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. http://www.ias.ac.in/jarch/jaa/2/165-169.pdf

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