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05

Mar

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Sunset over Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.Photo: Austin Leih (www.sharetheexperience.org)

28

Oct

How lightning strikes erode mountainsA lightning strike lasts less than a second and yet can have a profound impact on the mountains shape and magnetic charge.

How lightning strikes erode mountains
A lightning strike lasts less than a second and yet can have a profound impact on the mountains shape and magnetic charge.

02

Apr

Photo of the day: Ice scientist snaps stunning aerial view of Alaskan
A vast range of snowy mountains are seen from a NASA P-3B airplane on March 21 during a data-gathering flight between Thule, Greenland and Fairbanks, Alaska. The photo was captured by Christy Hansen, a scientist and project manager of NASA’s Operation IceBridge, an airborne science mission studying Earth’s polar ice. Over the course of the mission, Hansen and her team of scientists recorded data on polar ice sheets while flying over sea ice near the Arctic circle.

Photo of the day: Ice scientist snaps stunning aerial view of Alaskan

A vast range of snowy mountains are seen from a NASA P-3B airplane on March 21 during a data-gathering flight between Thule, Greenland and Fairbanks, Alaska. The photo was captured by Christy Hansen, a scientist and project manager of NASA’s Operation IceBridge, an airborne science mission studying Earth’s polar ice. Over the course of the mission, Hansen and her team of scientists recorded data on polar ice sheets while flying over sea ice near the Arctic circle.

11

Dec

12 breathtaking photos to celebrate International Mountain DayConstituting one quarter of the Earth’s surface, mountains are called home by 12 percent of the human population.

12 breathtaking photos to celebrate International Mountain Day
Constituting one quarter of the Earth’s surface, mountains are called home by 12 percent of the human population.

07

May

How old are the Sierra Nevada mountains? Space radar offers cluesGeologists aim to determine if the Sierra Nevada mountains are either 40 million to 80 million years old or only 3 million years old.

How old are the Sierra Nevada mountains? Space radar offers clues
Geologists aim to determine if the Sierra Nevada mountains are either 40 million to 80 million years old or only 3 million years old.

31

Oct

Meet a climber who scales mountains untouched by humansMountain climber Mark Synnott discusses exploring uncharted peaks.

Meet a climber who scales mountains untouched by humans
Mountain climber Mark Synnott discusses exploring uncharted peaks.

07

Jun

Bobby Kennedy Jr. battles big coal in new documentary'The Last Mountain' shows mined mountains in West Virginia and settles on a battle by locals and environmentalists to stop mining in Coal River Mountain. In mountaintop removal mining, companies dig into mountains and dump debris in streams and valleys that pollutes water and kills plants and wildlife

Bobby Kennedy Jr. battles big coal in new documentary
'The Last Mountain' shows mined mountains in West Virginia and settles on a battle by locals and environmentalists to stop mining in Coal River Mountain. In mountaintop removal mining, companies dig into mountains and dump debris in streams and valleys that pollutes water and kills plants and wildlife

02

Jun

9 amazing mountains you may never see in person

04

Mar

9 amazing mountains you may never see in person

9 amazing mountains you may never see in person

22

Feb

9 amazing mountains you may never see in person

9 amazing mountains you may never see in person