Giant Supermountains Stretching Across Entire Supercontinents Controlled the Evolution of Life on Earth

Rapid erosion of supermountains released large amounts of nutrients, which were eventually carried into the oceans.

Giant mountain ranges at least as high as the Himalayas and stretching up to 8,000 kilometers across entire supercontinents played a crucial role in the evolution of early life on Earth, according to a new study by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU).  

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