After 375 years, scientists discover the eighth continent


In the early 1800s, scientists discovered that the Earth is actually 7 continents. However, at the time, it was not common knowledge and many dismissed the idea as quite a ridiculous theory. However, after centuries of work and research, recent scientists now believe that this is in fact a true fact.

Abel Tasman was very positive about this discovery

In 1642, Abel Tasman, an experience Dutch sailor with an affinity for rough honesty, was very positive about that in the southern hemisphere exists a gigantic continent and was strong-minded to find it.

He understood that he had exposed the great southern continent, obviously, it was barely the commercial utopia he had envisaged and then he did not come back. 

BBC reported that Tasman was true after all — there was to be sure an undiscovered continent. 

A group of geologists had made headlines in 2017 for their statement of discovering Zealandia –Te Riu-a-Māui in the Māori language. It is a huge continent of 1.89 million sq miles (4.9 million sq km) it is around six times the size of Madagascar, the broadcaster reported.

According to BBC

  • According to the BBC report, the world’s encyclopedias, maps, and search engines for some time were resolute over the reality that there are only seven continents, but the squad self-confidently up to date the world that this was incorrect.

94 percent of it is underwater

  • “There are eight following all – and the newest adding up break all the records, as the smallest, thinnest, and youngest in the world. The grab is that 94% of it is underwater, with just a handful of islands, such as New Zealand, thrust out from its oceanic depths. It had been beating in plain sight all along,” BBC report

New Zealand Crown Research

  • Andy Tulloch, a geologist at the New Zealand Crown Research Institute GNS Science, who was branch of the team that discover the eighth continent Zealandia, said: “This is an example of how something very clear can take a while to expose.” 
  • This all is just the pleading as four years on, and the continent is as inscrutable as ever, it is guarded underneath 6,560 ft (2km) of water, BBC reported.

According to geologists

  • According to geologists, Zealandia is a continent for the reason that of the kind of rocks establish there, in the face of that it is thin and is flooded. The ocean floor is more just made up of igneous ones such as basalt. While the continental outside tend to be made up of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks — like granite, schist and limestone.

According to the report

  • According to the report, geologists find the eighth continent still very fascinating it’s still not clear how Zealandia manage to stay jointly when it’s so thin and not fall apart into minute micro-continents. Scientists discover the eighth continent.

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