Since we have decided outer space isn’t where we want to be, maybe we can spend some of that time explorer the oceans. Just think of all the wonders that await us under the sea. History that is our human history and not alien history. And we can search under water forever and probably never scare up a mess of aliens who want to take us over. Probably.
Scientists said Sunday they had found traces of a micro-continent hidden underneath the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.
The slab, dubbed Mauritia, was probably formed around 61-83 million years ago after Madagascar split from India, but eventually broke up and became smothered by thick lava deposits, they said.
In a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists analysed beach sand on Mauritius that contained ancient zircons between 660 million and about two billion years old.
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