Ancient Continent Found

Posted by on Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Green Grass Overlooking Ocean Under Blue Sky during Daytime

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications says that there is an eighth continent.

A 3-billion-year-old "lost continent" is lying beneath the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.

Researchers say that a fragment of the ancient super-continent Gondwana was left behind when it split into Africa, India, Australia and Antarctica, forming the Indian Ocean.

Tiny traces of ancient zircons found in beach sand on Mauritius does point to a continent buried deep below the island.

Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. 



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