Why are there fossils on the top of Mount Everest?

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Fossils are found on Everest due to moving plates. Mountains are made by plates pushing together, causing the earth to push as well, and ending up with large piles of earth. This happens everywhere, and mountains and countries are formed places even where it is mainly a large expanse of water. This causes dead Sea creatures to be carried up too, causing the remainders to be found several million years later.
In this case, Everest was formed when India's' and Asia's plates crashed together.
People have said that this is due to Noah's flood; however scientific evidence points that actually the cause of fossils being found on Everest was actually plate tectonics. It is the same sort of effect if you push together the sides of a peace of paper of material- the section in the middle will rise up- this is the mountain.
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How cold is it at the top of Mount Everest?

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How long does it take to get to the top of mount Everest?

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How cold is it on the top of Mount Everest?

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What is the temperature at the top of Mount Everest?

at avarege about -47oc *cold* Thetemperature at the summit of Mount Everest never rises abovefreezing, averaging -32F (-36C) in winter and -2F (-19C) in summer.The wind chill, sometimes blowing a gale at an hundred miles perhour will make it feel very much colder too.

What animals live at the top of Mount Everest?

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What is the air pressure at the top of Mount Everest?

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What lies on the top of Mount Everest?

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Who climbed to the top of Mount Everest?

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Can a helicopter get to the top of Mount Everest?

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What you would encounter at top of Mount Everest?

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Why are sea creatures fossil on mount Everest?

There are sea fossils on Mount Everest because it is thought that the summit of Mount Everest started at the bottom of the ancient Tethys Sea, the motion of the Indian subcontinental plate and the urasian continental plate colliding, about 30 - 50 million years ago, caused the mountain to rise up an (MORE)

Who stayed on top of mount Everest the longest?

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How much oxegeon is on top of mount Everest?

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What is the safest route to the top of mounte Everest?

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