Articles tagged "zealandia"

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New maps reveal unprecedented detail about Zealandia -- Earth's lost 8th continent

Researchers from GNS Science in New Zealand announced that they had mapped the shape and size of Zealandia-- the Earth's lost 8th continent, which is now sitting about 1 067 m (3 500 feet) under the South Pacific. "We've made these maps to provide an...

June 28, 2020

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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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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