The Earth Has a Secret Hidden Continent

The Earth Has a Secret Hidden Continent


Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, it seemed the entire world was obsessed with the discovery of new lands. Every Island found, even the smallest and most useless became a sensation and guaranteed the Discover eternal glory.

But that was quite some time ago. Now any and every point on the planet can be viewed from space, it seems that all of our earthly riddles and mysteries have disappeared, never to return again. It appears there's not a single place left on the globe that hasn't been studied by man. We now live with the firm conviction that the earth is covered with a huge amount of water which separates our seven continents.

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So do go ahead and give that a click our channels team try the game and it's really awesome. And we're now planning to make our own clan. Recently, scientists discovered that there are actually eight continents. Welcome to Zealand or the 10 Manian continent. Perhaps the most outstanding geographical discovery on our planet since the time we first traveled to Antarctica in 1820.

But first, a little theory, when it comes to really big things. Sometimes scientists have trouble classifying them. Many of you are probably aware of the recent controversy over Pluto, where it was deprived of the title of the planet. The same goes for continents.

So far, there's no perfect definition of what one is, according to Wikipedia of the continent is a large hunk of the Earth's crust, most of which aren't covered by ocean, but large is a relative term, and what pieces of land are considered large is the subject of ongoing disputes.

Furthermore, when people say continents, they generally need dry land, the part that rises above sea level, not all agree with this distinction either. Today, all of the continents have already been thoroughly exhaustively studied and it seemed that nothing New no more surprises could ever appear again on our globe.

That's why this discovery was so unexpected. And following the course of events which took place is like reading a really good detective novel. Scientists have long suspected the existence of another continent. The geological structure of the islands of New Zealand and New Caledonia showed that they could be from one single sunken continent. Exploring the depths of the ocean waters around New Zealand scientists discovered a strange pattern.

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First, some information the entire Earth's crust is divided into two parts oceanic and continental. The oceanic part consists mainly of basalt, and the Continental part mainly of granite, which is quite well known to us. So during their study of the site in the Pacific Ocean near New Zealand and New Caledonia, researchers unexpectedly stumbled upon a vast layer of granite which by all indications could only belong to a sunken continent.

They soon discovered a number of different types of rocks, volcanic, sedimentary, and metamorphic, none of which could have been created on the ocean floor. After trying to establish the size of this unusual territory. The following strange fact was discovered. It turns out that the ocean floor near New Zealand begins at a depth of 3280 feet or about 1000 meters. This continues for a while and then hits a precipice with a sudden drop-off.

When the researchers finally reached the bottom the results done to them. The oceanic crust there is that depth of as much as 9800 feet or more than 3000 meters, this was revealed the first signs of a continent a huge range in height. From the depths of the ocean floor to the highest point in New Zealand, the cook mountains, the distance is 12,217 feet or 3724 meters a second piece of evidence testifying Zealand as a separate continent was an analysis of rocks from the seabed.

Over the past 20 years geologists have extracted samples from different parts of the ocean, they discovered an amazing thing. The oceanic crust New Zealand consists of basaltic rocks that have arisen relatively recently. And the surface of the seafloor surrounding the island includes a variety of different materials, among which are sandstone, limestone, and granite. their age is measured in millennia, which corresponds to the structure of a continental crust.

After decades of research, experts were able to determine the boundaries and structure of this hidden continent for this they had to resort to the use of satellites. Thanks to these images from space, they managed to refine a map showing the seafloor in detailed relief. The latest data showed that a narrow strip of oceanic crust appeared between Australia and the underwater mountain chain of England, the emergence of this natural boundary has only one explanation.

The process of these areas becoming detached began a very long time ago, so more than just a sliver of Australia is hidden under the Tasman Sea. So, Zealand covers a huge territory, yet it is mostly hidden under the waters of the southwest part of the Pacific Ocean. Think of this new continent is being kind of like an iceberg.

We observe only small pieces of the land poking up above the surface. That's not to say they're tiny. New Zealand and New Caledonia together are about equal in area to the territory of France, and there are several tiny islands and reefs as well the visible part of the continent that is only about 7% of its total area.

The underwater part of Zealand the Tasmanian continent consists mainly of two parallel ridges separated by a relatively shallow fold which turns into a plateau the rigid is at an altitude of 3300 to 4900 feet, or 1500 meters relative to the seabed. virtually the entire area of the mountain tops is undergoing volcanic processes. If it were possible to raise the whole of Zealand to the surface before our eyes would appear a magnificent mountain range, its beauty, and diversity of terrain, eclipsing all existing mountain ranges of the world.

But living on the mainland of the Tasmanian continent most likely would end in tragedy is there's enough magma waiting in the depths of the crust to turn Zealand into something like a super-sized pump.

Hey, so when did this mysterious eighth continent come into being the same as its bigger siblings?

About 500 million years ago, in the southern hemisphere, there was a supercontinent we call Gondwana, which included Antarctica, India, Africa, South America. Australia and New Zealand in the Mesozoic area. 180 million years ago, Gondwana began to gradually break apart. Over time, the modern continents we now know appeared and settled into their new digs. Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand separated and moved in different directions with sees forming in the spaces between them.

However, Zealand has one unusual property just before the breakup, the surface of Gondwana underwent considerable convulsions, which led to the expansion of the so-called Tasmanian continent, in turn, this increase in areas substantially degraded the continental crust layer.

Unlike the thicker continental crust of other continents, the surface of Zealand began to settle, which led to its gradual retreat under the water. As studies of the sunken plateaus have shown the surface of the continent was once upon the time covered with forest in Particular pines the age of which belongs to the Jurassic period. It also turns out that during a glacial period, most of the Tasmanian continent was still a terrestrial rather than marine environment.

In 2006, the jaws of a fossilized mammal from that era were lifted from the seabed from the massive flooding the continent move further down the road to desolation, and frequent eruptions of volcanoes soon turned most remaining living things into future fossils. The maximum level of immersion of the continent occurred about 30 million years ago, and now it's slowly rising upwards. Again, this phenomenon is mostly associated with the movement of tectonic plates.

It's predicted that 10s of millions of years from now the movement of the Australian plate will finally break Zealand and half which will obviously lead to a radical change in the landscape. Compared to other continents.

Zealandia seems to be quite the dwarf. Its area is just shy of 4.9 million square kilometers. It's not much larger than India or about half the size of Europe, the movement of the plates belonging to this newly discovered continent is unlikely to much alter the maps of seismologists or affect the risk level regarding global cataclysms.

However, scientists insist that this discovery should be immediately noted and inscribed on all of our world maps. And the interesting fact, the group of scientists who discovered this Tasmanian continent came from the same area as the continent these Pacific territories, but their research could hardly be called populist. It should be noted, though, that changes to the earth map are fraught with problems and can change the alignment of forces in the world political arena. It's quite simple though. The economic borders of an area should run along its natural boundaries.

In particular, such a method is indicated in the United Nations can the invention of the Law of the Sea, which also considers the actual geological boundaries of a continent is those running along its continental shelves, recognition of the boundaries of this new continent would automatically increase the territory of any country existing on it. And that's not all, a state to which a continental plate belongs as greater rights to develop minerals and other resources existing on that plate.

Today, the world is in a cutthroat search for new sources of energy. Given that way back when Zealand and Antarctica were part of a single hole, and that in the South Pole region were recently discovered giant deposits of gas and oil.

The new continent may well prove to be a golden goose for those who live on it. But even if Zealand proves to be useless in terms of resources, it will still have a tremendous scientific impact giving us new information about movements of the continental crust. This would be another confirmation for the theory of country Mental drip and would help us more accurately predict how the future landscape of the earth will change.

 Meanwhile, the world of science is waiting for the date of March 2, 2020. And the opening of the world geological Congress where this revolutionary discovery will be discussed. Most likely the commission will agree with the conclusions of the researchers, which means that all of our maps and atlases will forever change


The Earth Has a Secret Hidden Continent The Earth Has a Secret Hidden Continent Reviewed by Mahi Uddin on December 14, 2019 Rating: 5

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