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50 years ago, scientists dug into Pangaea’s past lives
01/10/2022 05:21 PM | Click to read full article
The continents as we know them resulted when the protocontinent Pangaea broke apart and its fragments made the long slow journey to their present positions.
The process took about 200 million years. But the Earth’s crust is an estimated 4.5 billion years old, the perplexing problem of what went on during the billions of years before Pangaea went to pieces.