7 September, 2011 in Science | 2 Comments
Small problem… The Atlantic Ocean is not closing. It is opening along a volcanic ridge that includes Iceland. The Pacific is closing as the Pacific plate plunges underneath the continental plates around the Ring of Fire. Africa and South America seem to fit together so well because they split apart, not because they will someday fit together again. So you’ve got continental drift backward.
Yeah i thought the drift part sounded funny, I do admit I haven’t studied any drift theory in quite some time though. Still a pretty cool little slideshow showing time and how little our time here actually matters.
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