What Will Earth’s Next Supercontinent Be?
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What Will Earth’s Next Supercontinent Be?




In about 200 million years, Earth is due for another supercontinent. What exactly that supercontinent will look like, though, depends on a lot of geological factors, and is harder to guess at than you might think! Today, SciShow walks you through a few possible scenarios. Hosted by: Michael Aranda Check out the Atlantis Space Shuttle pin before October is over! https://store.dftba.com/products/scishow-pin-of-the-month-atlantis-space-shuttle-october SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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