Trends of FPOctober 26, 2020 5:05:05 PM IST
Scientists have created a model that indicates that a tectonic plate existed in western North America about 60 million years ago. Geophysicists have been torn between the possibility that the resurrection board actually exists. While one school of thought said it never existed, the other school believed that the resurrection was pushed sideways and downwards inside the planet’s mantle in The early Cenozoic period.
To give the second group a significant role in the controversy, a team of geologists at the University of Houston’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics constructed a model proving the existence of the painting. By studying the existing mantle tomography images of our planet, the group The resurrection has “found” In northern Canada, said a statement issued by the team.
Researchers believe this missing plate was responsible for the link between the ancient Pacific Ocean and North America. It also created the Pacific Ring of Fire. “Volcanoes form at plate boundaries, and the more plates you have, the more volcanoes you have,” said Johnny Wu, assistant professor of geology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He further explained that the new discovery could help researchers understand how many volcanoes exist and how the climate has changed there.
Earth’s third major geological age, the Palaeolithic, is the period of time during which the continents took on their modern or present day shapes and sizes. It follows the Mesozoic era and extends from 66 million years ago to the present day.
Since we are currently living in the Cenozoic era, plate tectonics of this era are still being experimented with. However, there has been disagreement regarding the resurrection painting which is believed to have existed in the early Cenozoic Era. Now the latest study found that the resurrection was located between two larger tablets called Kula and Farallon.
Results Has been published In the Bulletin of the American Geological Society.