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Pangea Ultima: Earth in 250 Million Years?

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#103482 by @ 23.09.2007 00:00 - nach oben -
Pangea Ultima: Earth in 250 Million Years?

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 million years ago, the
plates on which the
present-day continents
rest were positioned quite
differently, so that all the landmasses were clustered together in one supercontinent now dubbed

About 250 million years from now, the
plates are again projected to reposition
themselves so that a single landmass dominates.

The above 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

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#103484 by @ 23.09.2007 08:58 - nach oben -
cool. endlich eine weltreise möglich ohne die doofen ozeane dauernd zu überqueren.
#103487 by @ 23.09.2007 14:55 - nach oben -
Das ist aber blöd für die Schiffshersteller.
#103561 by @ 26.09.2007 19:16 - nach oben -
Link, für die es interessiert wie es früher hier ausgesehen hat