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Researchers confirm 'lost continent' below Mauritius -

A layover on a trip to India began a research odyssey that has led scientists to verify the existence of a "lost continent" below the East African island nation of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. A paper published in the journal Nature Communications ...and more »

'Lost continent' found under Mauritius in the Indian Ocean - CNN

It might sound implausible, but deep at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, a research team, led by South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, has found pieces of an ancient continent. The lava-covered piece of continent, dubbed 'Mauritia,' was found ...and more »

3-Billion-Year-Old 'Lost Continent' Lurking Under African Island - Live Science

It's official: A 3-billion-year-old "lost continent" lurks beneath the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, new research confirms. Sparkly, iridescent flecks of rocks known as zircons from Mauritius date back billions of years, to one of the earliest ...and more »

Researchers confirm the existence of a 'lost continent' under Mauritius - Phys.Org

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left-over by the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago.The piece of crust, which was ...and more »

An ancient "lost" continent resurfaces in Mauritius - New Atlas

Just like people, continents break up and drift apart. And just like messy human relationships, sometimes an ex that you thought you had forgotten resurfaces unexpectedly. Happily though, today's case does not involve any mean texts or tweets, but the ...and more »

Lost Continent Found Under Indian Ocean - Daily Beast

Lewis Ashwal and his team at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa have determined that an ancient continent that was once between India and Madagascar is now scattered at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Among their first clues during the ...and more »

These 3-billion-year-old crystals deep inside an underwater volcano could be from an ancient continent - Business Insider

When the Earth was new, there was one continent called Pangaea. About 175 million years ago this supercontinent started to break apart, and over millions of years the continents we know today were formed. Scientists are interested in finding out more ...and more »

Lost continent under Mauritius found in Indian Ocean - Zee News

New Delhi: Archaeologists have been successful in digging out and discovering many ancient artifacts, some of them being path-breaking. There have also been accounts of whole ancient cities being discovered hidden away somewhere least expected. Well ...and more »

Scientists confirm 'lost continent' beneath Mauritius -

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Like most islands, Mauritius is made of up of mostly young rock, formed by hardened magma. But as new research confirmed, an ancient "lost continent" is hiding beneath the fresh face of Mauritius. According to an international team of ...and more »

Geologists have discovered a lost continent beneath Mauritius in the Indian Ocean - Quartz

An ancient lost continent is lying at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, underneath the island of Mauritius, according to a new study led by a geologist from South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand. “Mauritia,” what researchers have dubbed the ...and more »