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(Business Insider)   A lost 8th continent, "Greater Adria", is hidden nearly 1,000 miles under Europe, above the ruins of Beleriand   (businessinsider.com) divider line
    More: Weird, Plate tectonics, Earth, Geology, van Hinsbergen, Europe, Earth's modern-day continents, Crust, Greater Adria  
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2019-09-17 09:48:18 PM  
The map of the world looked very different 240 million years ago.

Obviously. We didn't have America back then.

USA! USA!
 
2019-09-17 10:16:11 PM  
"Nogrod and Belegost" would be a good name for an underground techno club.
 
2019-09-17 10:24:26 PM  
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2019-09-17 10:39:19 PM  

FrancoFile: "Nogrod and Belegost" would be a good name for an underground techno club.


"The Lays of Beleriand" would be a good name for a Silmarillion-themed porno.

/ Only the mighty may bypass the Girdle of Melian
// I see now why you are called Mîm the Petty-dwarf
/// I'll stop now
 
2019-09-17 11:02:39 PM  
So, 240 the Triassic, Theropods? Cycads?
 
2019-09-17 11:07:29 PM  
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Dig up Doug McClure and let's go!
 
2019-09-18 12:11:31 AM  
Did we already discover Lesser Adria?
 
2019-09-18 12:24:41 AM  

Parthenogenetic: FrancoFile: "Nogrod and Belegost" would be a good name for an underground techno club.

"The Lays of Beleriand" would be a good name for a Silmarillion-themed porno.

/ Only the mighty may bypass the Girdle of Melian
// I see now why you are called Mîm the Petty-dwarf
/// I'll stop now


I've always wanted to be in an Angband.
 
2019-09-18 12:34:07 AM  
1000 miles? That's far into the mantle considering the crust only goes about 50 KM down. Pretty sure it wouldn't exist as a solid object at that point. Someone get their depths off by an order of magnitude or two?
 
2019-09-18 12:38:39 AM  

RolandTGunner: [Fark user image image 576x387]
Dig up Doug McClure and let's go!


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2019-09-18 12:43:21 AM  
Hilary Swank knows all about the core of the planet. Send her to scout this new Michael Bay set.
 
2019-09-18 01:09:39 AM  

Bhaughbb: 1000 miles? That's far into the mantle considering the crust only goes about 50 KM down. Pretty sure it wouldn't exist as a solid object at that point. Someone get their depths off by an order of magnitude or two?


No, the article states most of it has been subducted into the mantle, with only the top layer protruding into modern Europe.
 
2019-09-18 01:25:13 AM  
My name is Adrian, and I funded this study
 
2019-09-18 01:34:33 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: My name is Adrian, and I funded this study


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2019-09-18 01:36:12 AM  
A bit more sensible account of Greater Adria can be found at Science
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/​0​9/geologists-uncover-history-lost-cont​inent-buried-beneath-europe

Or you could access the free full paper
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science​/​article/pii/S1342937X19302230
Orogenic architecture of the Mediterranean region and kinematic reconstruction of its tectonic evolution since the Triassic

except that
1. it is pre-publication and the figures haven't been integrated into the text
2. it is 427 pages long.
3. Here is a "Graphical abstract" for the paper that is given on the above linked page with no explanation that I can't even come up with a guess about what it might mean.

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2019-09-18 01:46:56 AM  
She was a good friend. I assume she's still hot.
 
2019-09-18 02:03:37 AM  
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2019-09-18 04:58:23 AM  
Huh. And I thought she was at the bottom of the Catacombs, under Tristram.
 
2019-09-18 05:02:51 AM  

jso2897: Huh. And I thought she was at the bottom of the Catacombs, under Tristram.


Oh, no - that was Andariel or whatever. Adria was the witch. Been playing the dumb game for twenty years and still don't have it straight.
 
2019-09-18 05:06:40 AM  

jso2897: jso2897: Huh. And I thought she was at the bottom of the Catacombs, under Tristram.

Oh, no - that was Andariel or whatever. Adria was the witch. Been playing the dumb game for twenty years and still don't have it straight.


I never played it till I picked it up a month our do ago.

Nice mindless fun after spending a year between Horizon: Zero Dawn and Red Dead Redemption 2.
 
2019-09-18 05:20:54 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: jso2897: jso2897: Huh. And I thought she was at the bottom of the Catacombs, under Tristram.

Oh, no - that was Andariel or whatever. Adria was the witch. Been playing the dumb game for twenty years and still don't have it straight.

I never played it till I picked it up a month our do ago.

Nice mindless fun after spending a year between Horizon: Zero Dawn and Red Dead Redemption 2.


Still play it all the time. Still not any damn good. But I have fun, anyway.
 
2019-09-18 05:39:38 AM  

Bhaughbb: 1000 miles? That's far into the mantle considering the crust only goes about 50 KM down. Pretty sure it wouldn't exist as a solid object at that point. Someone get their depths off by an order of magnitude or two?


I'm no geologist, but my understanding is that large portions of subducted plates do end up pretty deep in the mantle sometimes (see here and here).
 
2019-09-18 05:48:15 AM  

HairBolus: I can't even come up with a guess about what it might mean.


Their colouring-in skillz are totes 1773. I mean, just look at that edge work!!!
 
2019-09-18 07:30:06 AM  
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2019-09-18 08:59:04 AM  

RolandTGunner: [Fark user image 576x387]
Dig up Doug McClure and let's go!


Too late.   It's already occupied by the Chinese.

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2019-09-18 09:23:33 AM  

RolandTGunner: [Fark user image image 576x387]
Dig up Doug McClure and let's go!


The Freudian implications of that spear off to the left are astounding.

/Was a good MST3K episode
 
2019-09-18 09:35:43 AM  
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/Always thought it was a dumb name
//Old packaging from when I worked at a SuperTarget selling it made it looked like they had wanted to call it "8the Wonder of the World," but it had been taken
 
2019-09-18 10:46:05 AM  
Last Train To Trancentral [Live From The Lost Continent] - The KLF (MV) 1991
Youtube h-J6WF0yCfg
 
2019-09-18 11:20:58 AM  

iron de havilland: [pa1.narvii.com image 245x327]


The Greatest Adria
 
2019-09-18 01:38:08 PM  

EdwardTellerhands: Did we already discover Lesser Adria?


Only the Great deserve attention.
 
2019-09-18 01:44:03 PM  

HairBolus: 3. Here is a "Graphical abstract" for the paper that is given on the above linked page with no explanation that I can't even come up with a guess about what it might mean.


My guess is that the green area is an estimate of the coastline of Eurasia at the time, and the other colored areas are the estimates of locations of other bits whose remains have been identified recently among the Alps/Italy after having been scraped off. Most of Greater Adria isn't in the diagram because it's a summary of the actual data/samples which were recovered. But that's just an educated guess based on TFA.
 
2019-09-18 01:48:26 PM  

HairBolus: A bit more sensible account of Greater Adria can be found at Science


"The study is not the only evidence for Greater Adria as a lost continent. Other researchers who use seismic waves to generate computerized tomography-like images of structures deep within Earth have created an "atlas of the underworld"-a graveyard of slabs of crust that have sunk into the mantle. This research shows that portions of Greater Adria now lie as much as 1500 kilometers below our planet's surface."
 
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