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Long-Lost Continents Discovered Under Antarctica’s Ice

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Long-Lost Continents Discovered Under Antarctica’s Ice

Long-Lost Continents Discovered Under Antarctica’s Ice

An ESA satellite's data shows Antarctica was once linked to India and Australia before supercontinent Gondwana separated 200 million years ago.

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Long-Lost Continents Discovered Under Antarctica’s Ice

Move over Atlantis, there’s a new lost world in town????Scientists found remains of lost continents under Antarctica’s ice????after mapping the terrain with ESA’s GOCE gravity-mapping satellite????A Kiel University and British Antarctic Survey team used the data ????to discover an ancient landscape full of cratons, or remnants of old continents????Watch Australia, India and Antarctica separate from supercontinent Gondwana 200 million years ago????98% of Antarctica is covered in ice, so it’s largely a geological missing piece ????This new window tells us about Antarctica’s tectonic plates and its future behavior????Researchers published their findings in the journal Scientific Reports??




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