Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Is “Zealandia” Earth’s newest continent?

Some scientists claim that New Zealand sits on the continent of Zealandia and not Australia

As just about any high school student will tell you, Earth has seven continents. But researchers from Australia and New Zealand are challenging this fundamental notion by proposing an eighth continent in the oceans east of Australia. Dubbed Zealandia, 94 percent of its landmass is currently underwater, with New Zealand's Aoraki (Mount Cook) its highest point. If ultimately accepted, it might call for a, um, new atlas.

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