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Hammered by India, Puttylike Tibet Shows Limits of Plate Tectonics

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Science  09 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5681, pp. 161
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5681.161a

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Satellite measurements of the Tibetan Plateau, reported on page 236, suggest that when continents go head-to-head in mountain building, they can behave like unbaked pizzas.