Turns out the Grand Canyon is SUPER old!

A new study from researchers at my alma mater the University of Colorado Boulder and their friends at the California Institute of Technology just reported that previous estimates at the Grand Canyon’s age were more than 65 million years off!

Isn’t that crazy?!

Old research says the Colorado River formed the Great GC 5 or 6 million years ago.

New research says 70 million years ago.

Now, I’m not a scientist, but criminy, somebody’s data was way the heck off!

Beautiful photo by Brenn Moyen on Flickr.

Beautiful photo by Brenn Moyen on Flickr.

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