View Full Version : Earth Spin - Was Antartica once part of Australia?
27th April 2012, 02:43
I was looking at a globe of the world the other day, and suddenly had an unnusual thought. I was thinking about how a roundabout appears faster when you are riding on the outside, and wondered if the Earth was in effect experiencing a "twisting" motion, with the outer edges at the equator moving faster than at the poles.
So I replicated what the outcome of this effect might be upon the Earth, with a view from the south pole, and I could actually see a "twist", as though Antarctica slowly broke off and moved away from Australia. The line of the coast is almost identical.
I'd be interested in your thoughts.
27th April 2012, 02:53
27th April 2012, 03:05
Well, they say it all was part of the same thing back in the Pangaea times...
So, yes, one way or another, you´re correct.
27th April 2012, 05:46
Look at antartica on Google Earth, you can see the twist.
27th April 2012, 08:02
I watched this video a while back, this thread reminded me of it and the video opened my eyes to posibilities of why some of the earths land masses have similar shapes to those masses close by.
Hope it helps...
27th April 2012, 08:24
Wow. Never seen it like that, but that makes it look obvious that you are indeed correct.
27th April 2012, 08:28
draw map on partially inflated balloon , then blow it up to see the basic concept of how the earth (as other planets do) expand
(water fills the gaps
27th April 2012, 10:44
Where I am in Sweden right now was once in the Sahara Desert ..
27th April 2012, 11:40
I studied the topic "Continental Drift & Plate Tectonics" several years ago. It's fascinating. I think there was a single landmass at the very beginning of earth-time.
27th April 2012, 13:50
Indeed...they all seem to have been joined at one point. The interesting thing would be to see what vegetation or other similar things those once joined parts have with each other, for example..here's an image I did back in 2008. Here you have the west coast of Africa stuck to the east coast of the US, note where Florida is...maybe that accounts for the swamp people and alligators down there.!
28th April 2012, 03:49
Hold on a second, what about the expansion earth theory and the expansion movement being fractal. Like the unpacking of a seed. pop
2nd May 2012, 23:31
why are the planets different sizes? is a good question to explore
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