A voyage through scale

A voyage through scale

by Paulina Cwik

The Grand Canyon is 446 km long, up to 29 km wide and attains a depth of over a mile 1,800 meters. Nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted.
Visiting Grand Canyon is like a voyage through time scale.

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