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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?

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 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 Pangea. 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 Africa. APOD editor to review best space pictures in Philadelphia on Wednesday

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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