East Antarctica is the composition of their crustacea similar to India and Australia.
The European Space Agency discovered the remains of a lost continent hidden under Antarctica ice for millions of years.
The ancient continents have been found due to old data from the European satellite GOCE satellite, writing the Chronicle.info online edition with reference to nv.ua.
The scientists combined GOCE data with seismological data to create 3D maps of the ground lithosphere. The lithosphere includes the crust and mantle thrown beneath the surface of the earth and includes mountain ranges and rocky areas, which are residues of ancient continents that have been included in the modern.
"In East Antarctica, we see an interesting mosaic of geological features, which reveals similarities and fundamental differences between the earth crust under Antarctica and other continents, it was attached to 160 million years ago," – said co – author of the study Fausto Ferraccioli, Scientific Director of the Department of Geology and Geophysics in the British Antarctic Survey.
According to scientists, once Antarctica was part of the Gondwana supercontinent, which began to cut around 130 million years ago. However, the connection between Antarctica and Australia remained 55 million years ago. Discovering recently, the rocky zones are the remains of ancient continents, and provide information on how structured the modern continents of the Earth.
The study showed that East Antarctica on their crest composition was similar to India and Australia.
"To have a more coherent image of the crust and upper layer in 3D, satellite data has been combined with seismological data that will allow us to more clearly understand the phrase between plate tectonic and deep mantle dynamics," he said. co-author of York Ebbing of Kiel University in Germany.