The Supercontinent PANGEA as it WAS and as it Might be AGAIN 250 MY From Now?!
(1 July 2008)
EXPLANATION: Is this what will become of the Earth's surface? The
surface of the Earth is broken up into several large plates that are
slowly shifting. About 250-170 million years ago [MYA], the plates on
which the present-day continents rest were positioned quite differently,
so that ALL of the landmasses were clustered together in one
supercontinent now dubbed PANGEA. About 250 million years from now, the
plates are again projected to reposition themselves so that a SINGLE
landmass dominates. The below simulation from the PALEAOMAP Project
shows this giant landmass: PANGEA ULTIMA. At that time, the Atlantic
Ocean will be just a distant memory, and whatever beings inhabit Earth
will be able to walk from North America to Africa!
2007 © Credit & Copyright: C. R. Scotese (U. Texas at Arlington),
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