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Why No One Can Agree What’s Really the Tallest Mountain

Season 10 Episode 9 | 8m 29s

What's the tallest mountain on Earth? It might seem like an easy question to answer, but in reality it's one that brings up more NEW questions than answers. It turns out that the way we measure mountains rests on a lot of approximations, assumptions, and averages. And when you dig into those, there's several contenders for the tallest mountain, each with their own good case for the title.

Aired: 07/21/22
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The cosmic distance ladder is the world’s longest ruler, built to measure the universe.
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