The Grand Canyon may actually be 70 million years old instead of six million, according to a new study by contrarian scientists. If the new theory pans out, it would mean that the massive canyon has been around since the days of dinosaurs.
The 280-mile-long chasm that stretches 18 miles wide in some places and is more than a mile deep, is an awe inspiring sight. It boasts trails on both the North and South rims with an exhibit titled the Trail of Time, reports The Washington Post.
If the 70-million-year-old Grand Canyon theory holds up, the exhibit will have to be modified to include the new information. Rebecca Flowers, a geologist at the University of Colorado, and the lead author of a paper published on Thursday by the journal Science, stated:
“Our data detects a major canyon sitting there about 70 million years ago … we know it’s going to be controversial.”
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