Amasia Supercontinent To Form Over Arctic, Yale Geologists Say

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...ver-arctic-yale-scientists-say_n_1263350.html




    What lies ahead for planet Earth? In the next 50 million to 200 million years, geologists have predicted that the continents will smash together to create one big supercontinent that scientists call 'Amasia.' But a new computer model suggests that geologists may have to slightly shift their thinking.

    Previously, researchers thought Amasia would form to look much like Pangea - North and South America will fuse together and merge with Asia, or similar formations will occur 180 degrees away on the other side of the world.

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    But the model, developed by Yale graduate students, suggests that Amasia will form over the Arctic.

    "Our model says that with every supercontinent cycle the whole arrangement needs to be shifted 90 degrees," Yale geologist Ross Mitchell told NBC Cosmic Log. "So it's quite a shift - a tectonic shift."

    Mitchell told The New York Times:

    “The fusion of North and South America together will close the Caribbean Sea and meet Eurasia at the present-day North Pole. And Australia is moving north, and would probably snuggle to join Asia somewhere between India and Japan."

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    The video above shows the scientists' computer model of how the supercontinent is now expected to form.
     
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    Pilsbury Toaster Strudels are prefered over Kelloggs Pop Tarts by the vote of 95 to 88
     
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    I stopped reading thread after www huffingtonpost.com
     
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    lulz are huge in this thread :jj:
     
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    pwned!!
     
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    computer models! :jj:

    we know so little about how the planet works yet we keep pretending that we know so much! it's a fun school project but garbage in, garbage out will get you any number of results!
     
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    USA and China will merge and become baddest ass country on earff. United Chink States of America (?)
     
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    We will be extinct by then. Derr.
     
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    I won't.
     
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    Can humans survive hundreds of millions of years like the dinosaurs? I think not.
     
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    Humans will get thinned out from starvation or disease or flood. And then there will be a mutation. The mutated beings will then kill off the humans for resources and survival.
     
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    This is a farce, perpetuated by those that refuse to throw away false fact that their careers have been based upon and accept real knowledge that has come forth. The Earth is like a kernel of popcorn, and much like the universe, it is ever expanding. When a HUGE solar storm of radiation hits us December 21 of this year, it will heat the Earth's core, and cause rapid expansion, much like a microwave does to some Orville Reddenbacher. Get yer buttery topping ready, and run up that credit card debt. Canned food and ammunition are worthless.

     
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    ok
     
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