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Earth in 250 Million Years?

May 14, 2008
clipped from antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov
Earth in 250 Million Years?

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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.
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