Scientists discover continent that had been missing for 375 years

Geoscientists uncovered a landmass that had been hidden for nearly 375 years.

Scientists discover continent that had been missing for 375 years
Scientists discover continent that had been missing for 375 years

Historically, there has been discussion concerning the existence of a continent known as Zealandia, or Te Riu-a-Mui in Mori.

Zealandia is 1.89 million square miles in size, according to TN News. Over 500 million years ago, it was part of a supercontinent called Gondwana, which also contained much of Western Antarctica and Eastern Australia.
The “Great Southern Continent” was supposed to have been discovered in 1642 by Dutch businessman and sailor Abel Tasman, who was frantic to discover the “Great Southern Continent.”

Despite his failure to locate the new property, he met the local Mori, who were initially offended by his presence. They did, however, go on to reveal useful information about the surrounding land, such as the existence of a massive landmass to the east.

Geologists revealed the continent has been lurking in plain sight all along until 2017.

Scientists agreed on the existence of Zealandia, which began to “pull away” from Gondwana for reasons that are yet unknown.

The majority of the newly discovered continent is underwater, and geologists from the Zealand Crown Research Institute GNS Science have cited it as an example of how something “very obvious” might take a long time to discover.

“It’s a process we don’t fully understand yet, but Zealandia began to be pulled away,” Tulloch explained.

The study’s leader, Nick Mortimer, remarked that it was “kind of cool” before elaborating, “If you think about it, every continent on the planet has different countries on it, [but] there are only three territories on Zealandia.”

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