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  • Grand Canyon Gorge Is 9 Times Older Than Thought

    04/09/2008 1:26:29 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 108+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 4-9-2008 | Hope Hamashige
    Grand Canyon Gorge Is 9 Times Older Than Thought Hope Hamashige for National Geographic NewsApril 9, 2008 New research on the Grand Canyon challenges the long-held belief that the canyon was carved by the mighty Colorado River about six million years ago. Parts of the canyon were formed more than 50 million years earlier than previously thought, according to the new study. The newfound evidence, which will be presented in the May issue of the Geological Society of America Bulletin, shows that part of the canyon known as Upper Granite Gorge formed more than 55 million years ago. The history...