The researchers have reportedly said that when India collided into the rest of Asia, it led to the formation of the Himalayas and then caused them to grow taller. Today these mountains are host to many of the world's 100 highest peaks, including Everest.

The researchers created a computer model that explains what happens when continents collide. The model suggests that as India collides with Eurasia, China and South-East Asia initially resist being pushed down, and then gets pushed aside, which leads to the unclogging of the subduction zone that allows India to keep pushing into Eurasia and creating Mt. Everest.

Mount Everest is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level and is the 5th furthest point from the centre of the Earth.[6]

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