What 3 Billion Years Of Continental Drift Animated Into 4 Minutes Looks Like

This captivating four-minute video maps out  earth’s continental drift in a span of 3.3 billion years. To put this in a clearer perspective, Pangaea assembled over 300 million years ago and began breaking apart approximately 175 million years ago. Most of Pangaea remained in the southern hemisphere and was surrounded by giant mega oceans (Panthalassa) during the late Paleozoic and the early Mesozoic eras. Our marvelous planet is the densest planet in our Solar System and is the only place known  to harbor life.

One YouTube user really summed up how this video makes us feel, “Does anyone else get a bit emotional when you start to see the modern continents take shape? Its like i am witnessing the birth of something special.”

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