The Visible Earths
01- Nazca,Cocos,Caribbean
02- Pre-Cambrian
03- Shields of the Earth
04- Shield Re-assembly
05- Volcanic Activity
06- Hinge Faults
07- Himalayas
08- Juan De Fuca, Gorda
09- Ring of Fire
10- Oceans Closed
11- Earthquake Waves
12- Mirror Plates
13- Interior
14- Continent Reflections
15- Earthquake Paths
16- Object in the interior
17- Magnetic Mirror
18- Full Expansion
19- Contraction
20- Shield Volcanoes
21- Valles Marineris
22- Entry Point of Mars
  The Gas Giants
23- The Gas Giants
24- Asteroids
25- Mercury
26- Venus' Crust
27- Gravity Anomalies
28- Free-Air Correction
29- Rudimentary America
30- Magma Oceans
31- Full Sequence & Notes

07 - Himalayas

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I believe the Himalayas were originally the seabeds created by the fresh molten basaltic material that welled up from the mantle to fill the original hole in the Indian plate.

The Indian sub-continent has a major compressional border, as it pushed upwards into the larger continental plate. In conventional Plate-tectonics it is believed that these compressional fault lines exist between areas of the crust that have been moving towards each other over large distances, or at the points where huge ancient seafloors once existed but are now long subsumed back into the mantle by subduction. Traditionally, India is believed to have collided with Asia. But again, this is partly based on the reconstruction of the continents on a constant diameter.

On an expanding sphere the dynamics of compression and extension I believe would be quite different. The older stable shield areas around them, rather than moving together over greater distances, would remain in their relative original positions, but would collapse back onto themselves to retain an equilibrium while the sphere beneath them increases ( similar to 'isostatic rebound': 'ptss' ), thus creating compressional boundaries between them, pushing them upwards and buckling them into the huge fold mountain range.

Alan Lambert 2010