Scientists have discovered a mysterious ancient Antarctica continents

Ученые обнаружили под Антарктидой загадочные древние континенты

The European space Agency reported the find. For tens of millions of years under Antarctica were the remains of continents.

These facts become known according from longer working for the European space satellite GOCE. Were United its data and technological parameters, which allow to create three-dimensional maps of the earth’s lithosphere (it consists of the crust and molten mantle).

Under the Antarctica discovered the remnants of Gondwana.

In the report the scientists said: “In East Antarctica, we saw a “mosaic” of geological features. The map showed the fundamental difference between the planet’s crust under Antarctica and other continents. It is believed that Antarctica was part of another continent 160 million years ago. It was the supercontinent Gondwana, which began to break up 130 million years ago. Between Australia and Antarctica is the relationship remained 55 million years ago. And found the rocky zones are the remnants of the Gondwana continent, they provide information about the structure of the modern continents of the Earth. East Antarctica on the composition of the mountains like India and Australia. We will more thoroughly study the interaction of tectonic plates and the dynamics of the deep mantle”.

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