Scientists Have Drilled Into Earth’s Hidden Eighth Continent And Revealed Its Astonishing Secrets

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On a research ship in the South Pacific, scientists are drilling thousands of feet beneath the waves, and with each sample, they learn more and more about Earth’s hidden eighth continent. It’s a landmass that has remained a mystery for millions of years – but what secrets will Zealandia finally reveal?

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As any good student knows, our planet is made up of seven continents: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America, South America and Antarctica. However, back in 1995, American scientist Bruce P. Luyendyk suggested that an eighth, hidden continent lies beneath the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

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