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Why is Mount Everest so tall? - Michele Koppes

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At 8,850 meters above sea level, Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, has the highest altitude on the planet. But how did this towering formation get so tall? Michele Koppes peers deep into our planet’s crust, where continental plates collide, to find the answer.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Michele Koppes
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Director Iuri Araújo, Guilherme Araújo
  • Animator Iuri Araújo, Guilherme Araújo
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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