We spend a lot of time thinking about the long-term future. Will AI begin the nuclear war in 2040? Do we live about a hundred thousand of the Earth? But on the way, way In the near future: what would happen to be land, for example, 200 million years?
On the one hand, geology will certainly not be the same. According to an international team of researchers, our planets range from 200 to 250 million years ago, from the emergence of a new supercontinent, it is a massive mass of lands that we now know and love, and they think they have a pretty good idea.
The Earth's crust consists of 12 tectonic plates, in a very steady and slow motion. All these dishes come together and then differentiate between 400 and 600 million years. In the end, the dishes came together about 310 million years ago, at the time of the dinosaurs, when the Pangea supercontinent was formed.
To find out what the next supercontinent might look like, researchers have analyzed the Earth's plate tectonics and current tectonic activity history. Thereafter, there were four possible supercontinent future configurations called Novopangea, Pangea Ultima, Aurica and Amasia.
The researchers believe Novopangea is likely to be the consequence of today's conditions. The other three scenes would be the result of an important change in the Earth's plate tecton, such as the interior of a planet that is still developing under the influence of some anomalies.
Big Picture Thinking
Obviously, we are not alive to see any of these scenarios, if it really is, what really happens, the researchers did not just do this project. They stand out in a published article Conversation:
The study of the tectonic future of the Earth helps us to think about the limitations of our knowledge and think about the processes that extend our planet to a long time. The terrestrial system generally thinks about it, and it raises other questions: what will the next supercontinent climate do? How will the ocean circulation work? How will live to live and adapt? The kind of questions that push the limits of science are those that impel the limits of our imagination.
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