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IN OMG! ON 25 Aug, 2016
Fight, War, Blood! Can you relate this? Think! The whole world is fighting for one reason, and that is 'boundaries'. Ever imagined how feasible the World without boundaries would be?
People have created boundaries between lands, oceans have boundaries as well, is there anything else left? How can we forget the sky? Even the sky has boundaries.
However, nations don't need any lines to separate them. Just imagine the world where there are no nations but only one supercontinent? Then, it would be possible for you to travel from Asia to Australia via train or car. But you have to wait 250 million years for this geological miracle to happen.
The earth beneath our feet is not dead; tectonic plates are steadily moving with one another. Natural disasters like earthquake, volcanoes and even the formation of mountains are the results of these movements.
Geologist Christopher Scotese at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, believes that Earth's continents are not in a stationary position, and they're continuously moving in motion.
"Fifty million years from now, Australia will be in collision with Southeast Asia to a much larger degree," he says. Geographically, Africa and Southern Europe will be closer in few million years. The Atlantic ocean will be expanded in a much larger area than it is right now.
The phenomenon, which will eventually shift earth into one supercontinent is expected to happen around 250 million years from now and termed as Pangaea Proxima according to Science.
250 million years more and there will be no boundaries, no nations, and only one massive supercontinent. Have a look!
Maria Tharp helped to map a gigantic submarine mountain in the early 1950s which is situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
The earth's surface is not as rock-solid as we might have thought. Our Earth's crust comprises of two layers. The lithosphere which is hard, cooler part of the crust which includes the plate themselves- and the asthenosphere, where molten rock travels towards the lithosphere and sometimes breaks at the mid-ocean ridges.
The weirdest part is that skeletons of Mesosaurus are found, not just in South America but Africa as well.