Remnants of Long-Lost Continents Found in Antarctica

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Beneath Antarctica data has revealed that Antarctica, India and Australia broke off from the prehistoric super-contient Gondwana.

This happened some 160 million years ago.

Gondwana was a super-continent that existed from the Neoproterozoic until the Carboniferous. It was formed by the accretion of several cratons.

Eventually, Gondwana became the largest piece of continental crust of the Paleozoic Era, covering an area of about 100,000,000 km². 

Satellite revealed large, stable blocks of the Earth's crust deep beneath Antarctica.

Around 200 million years ago Antarctica, Africa, South America, India and Australia split from Gondwana.



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