(ORDO NEWS) — Due to the release of substances from the interior of the planet, the scattered continents will mix. This is the conclusion reached by experts from the University of Southampton.
At the moment, due to geological processes, the Atlantic Ocean is expanding, which leads to the displacement of continents. Thus, North and South America moves away by about 4 cm per year from Eurasia and Africa.
Several vessels (RV Langseth and RRV Discovery), as well as 39 seismometers, made it possible to establish that changes in mineral phases occur at depths of 410 and 660 km. As a result, the incandescent substance slowly but constantly rises. Scientists swam for ten days in the middle of the ocean, but the results were worth it.
In the PI-LAB and EURO-LAB experiments, scientists have established that seismic waves move around the world and pass deep underground. The system analyzed this and created images of structures within the globe. The transition zone of the mantle was distinguished by anomalously high temperatures, which only simplify the transfer of material from the lower layer of the mantle to the upper one. The currents and lead to the shift of the continents.
The findings also state that oceanic ridges only contribute to the separation of the formed plates.
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