• National Geographic Details New Evidence on Missing Ancient Continent Submerged Beneath New Zealand

    2 monthes ago - By Hypebeast

    National Geographic has just published a new article that takes a closer look at the mysterious eighth continent Zealandia, or Te Riu-a-Māui. The idea of the eighth landmass presented itself as early as the mid-'90s, where Zealandia, a continent almost the size of Australia is submerged with New Zealand its only part to exist above sea level. "Continents are sort of like icebergs," says study author Keith Klepeis, a structural geologist at the University of Vermont. "What you see at the surface is not really the full extent of the beast." Analyzing tiny crystals of zircon collected from...
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