Continental drift

Continental drift

In the past, a number of geologists tried to explain why the outlines of continents seem to fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. An answer was found only in the 20th century.




plate tectonics, Earth, mountain range, coastline, fault line, volcano, crust, tectonic plate, geography, nature

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The Age of Discoveries, Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American inventor and politician, Frank Bursley Taylor (1860-1938), American geologist, Moon, Earth, The distance between these two celestial bodies is not to scale., Intensified gravitational pull, Alfred Wegener (1880-1930), German meteorologist and geophysicist, Eurasian plate, African plate, Filipino plate, Australian plate, Pacific plate, North American plate, Cocos plate, Caribbean plate, Nazca plate, South American plate, Antarctic plate, continental crust, oceanic ridge, oceanic crust, divergence, astenosphere
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