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This composite images shows the Yarlung-Tsangpo River in Tibet. The image and data were collected by a NASA spacecraft.

Geochemical ‘fingerprints’ leave evidence that megafloods eroded steep gorge

Posted: July 22, 2013

For the first time, scientists have direct geochemical evidence that the 150-mile long Tsangpo Gorge, possibly the world's deepest, was the conduit by which megafloods from glacial lakes, perhaps half the volume of Lake Erie, drained catastrophically through the Himalayas when their ice dams failed during the last 2 million years. Read more »