The Rocky Mountains explained

We all love the Rocky Mountains. Running from New Mexico to Canada, they supply us with some of the best skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, and climbing in the world. Many of us live in them, or right next to them, providing gorgeous views every day and supplying endless activities. But what’s the science behind this incredible mountain chain? Why is it there, and what’s underneath? Oh, and how the hell does the continental divide work?

FactSpark covers all of that and more in this fact sheet video essay posted to YouTube. Give it a watch, I’m certain there’s plenty of stuff in there that you didn’t know about the Rocky Mountains before. Like the fact that Yellowstone National Park contains 62% of the world’s known geothermal features? Absolutely wild.

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