Mount Everest grows about 4 millimeters every year

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Mount Everest grows about 4 millimeters every year

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By: Patrick Coveny, Fall Editor and Reporter

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This occurs due to tectonic plates under Earth’s surface that cause the land masses of India and Asia to collide and push the mountains upward. It’s slow growth will eventually cause Everest to lose its title as highest mountain on Earth, in exactly 181,250 years!

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