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New maps reveal details about the size and shape of Earth’s lost 8th continent, Zealandia, which disappeared under the Pacific Ocean

Scientists confirmed the existence of an eighth continent, called Zealandia, under New Zealand and the surrounding ocean in 2017. Because 94% of Zealandia’s 2 million square miles are underwater, mapping the continent is challenging. Researchers just released maps that show Zealandia in unprecedented detail, revealing its shape and how it […]
New maps reveal details about the size and shape of Earth’s lost 8th continent, Zealandia, which disappeared under the Pacific Ocean