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The Andes Popped Up by Losing Their Deep-Seated Rocky Load

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Science  06 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5881, pp. 1275
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5881.1275a

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On page 1304 of this week's issue of Science, researchers report new geochemical paleo-elevation data for the Andes that, combined with existing isotopic data, point to rapid uplift.