Posts Tagged ‘Antarctica’

WFS News: 280-Million-Year-Old Fossil Forest Discovered in Antarctica

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Antarctica wasn’t always a land of ice. Millions of years ago, when the continent was still part of a huge Southern Hemisphere landmass called Gondwana, trees flourished near the South Pole. Now, newfound, intricate fossils of some of these trees are revealing how the plants thrived — and […]

WFS News: Dinosaur-era fossils unearthed in Antarctica

An international research team just made a big fossil discovery in Antarctica, unearthing a haul of remains that date between 67 million and 71 million years old. “We found a lot of really great fossils,” Steve Salisbury, of the University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences, said in a press release. “The rocks the were […]

Volcanic chain underlies Antarctica

Planetary scientists would be thrilled if they could peel Earth like an orange and look at what lies beneath the thin crust. We live on the planet’s cold surface, but Earth is a solid body and the surface is continually deformed, split, wrinkled and ruptured by the roiling of warmer layers beneath it.The contrast between […]