Articles tagged "gondwana"

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Research voyage reveals formation of Earth's hidden continent Zealandia

Newly published evidence reveals that Earth's hidden continent Zealandia-- which stretches across 5 million km2 (2 million mi2) beneath the southwest Pacific Ocean-- was shaped by two tectonic events. First, it was ripped away from Australia and Antarctica and...

February 18, 2020

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Ancient, lost, mountains in the Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction event

Fossil records near the lost Gondwanides mountains show that the Permian-Triassic extinction started 1 million years prior to what was previously believed. Millions of years ago, a mountain range that would have dwarfed the Andes mountains in South America,...

October 19, 2017

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Scientists identify a new continent and name it Zealandia

Scientists have identified a new continent in the southwest Pacific Ocean recently, formerly a part of Gondwana, and named it Zealandia. Basically, from a well-reasoned geoscience perspective, Earth has well-established continents, but also an extra one, mostly...

February 17, 2017

Scientist found lost continent under Mauritius

Scientists found 'lost continent' under Mauritius

An international team of scientists has confirmed the existence of a 'lost continent' under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left-over by the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago. The piece of...

January 31, 2017

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Two ice ages induced by massive tectonic collisions near the Earth's equator

Newest research conducted by geologists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), suggests the two well-known ice ages in the history of our planet were caused by a massive tectonic collision which took place near the Earth's equator before both...

April 22, 2016

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Two sunken islands discovered near Australia

In the remote waters of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth, scientists have just discovered two sunken islands, almost the size of Tasmania, which were once part of the supercontinent Gondwana. The islands were found during a three-week voyage to map the seafloor of...

November 17, 2011

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Unusual lavas in the Caribbean apparently originated from the lost, ancient supercontinent of Gondwana

Unusual lavas in the Caribbean apparently originated from the lost, ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, scientists have found. This discovery reveals that continental material can get dragged along the Earth's surface for more than a thousand miles and survive...

July 15, 2011