'Lost Continent' Detected Under Indian Ocean

'Mauritia' believed to have sunk millions of years ago

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 25, 2013 1:17 AM CST | Updated Feb 25, 2013 7:30 AM CST

(Newser) – The remains of an ancient continent ripped apart by plate tectonics tens of millions of years ago may lie under the Indian Ocean, researchers say. Scientists who analyzed beach sand on the island of Mauritius found tiny crystals of zirconium silicate that were hundreds of...   Read full story »


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