Saturday 22 July 2017 ,
Saturday 22 July 2017 ,
Latest News
  • 5 members of a family killed in Ctg landslide
  • 1200 unnamed protesters sued over Shahbagh demo
  • BNP can abandon Jamaat or remain a ‘terrorist org’: Expert
  • Adilur Rahman sent back to Dhaka
  • US 'to ban Americans visiting N Korea'
17 February, 2017 12:36:38 PM
Print

Meet Zealandia: Earth's latest continent

Independent Online/CNN
Meet Zealandia: Earth's latest continent

New Zealand might be Australia's smaller neighbor but it's sitting on a massive new continent scientists have named "Zealandia," according to a publication released by The Geological Society of America.

New Zealand and Australia might be able to finally give each other more breathing room. It turns out they sit on separate continents. New Zealand calls a 1.8 million square mile land mass known as Zealandia home. This new continent also includes New Caledonia, along with several other territories and island groups.

The idea of a potential continent in this area has been around for some time. Geophysicist Bruce Luyendyk coined the term Zealandia in 1995.
The dedicated study of this area over the past 10 years has determined it is not just a group of continental islands and fragments but that it has a continental crust large and separate enough to be officially declared a separate continent.

Previously, New Zealand and New Caledonia were grouped with Australia under the moniker Australasia. While most of us would call this the eighth continent, geologists often consider Europe and Asia as one continent called Eurasia.

The publication by The Geological Society of America comes barely a week after scientists found a "lost continent" under the Indian Ocean.

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
BNP voiced suspicion that the government and the Election Commission are jointly heading towards holding a 'unilateral and staged-managed election'. Do you agree?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 100.0%
No 0.0%
No Comment 0.0%
Video
More World News Stories

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting