How Tall Can Mountains Be?

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What is the maximum height for a mountain on Earth!? And why?

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Created by Henry Reich, with Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Rose Eveleth, Emily Elert, and John Guittar.

Music by Nathaniel Schroeder

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.

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