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    Sunatimes.com - If you want to conquer a high mountain peak in the distant future, you will have to travel to Somalia. This high mountain range stretched for 200 million years along the border between India and Somalia – which by that time had

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Sunatimes.com - If you want to conquer a high mountain peak in the distant future, you will have to travel to Somalia. This high mountain range stretched for 200 million years along the border between India and Somalia – which by that time had broken off from Africa and drifted eastward. Which to write Earth scientists Douwe van Hinsbergen and Thomas Schouten from the University of Utrecht soon in the scientific journal American Journal of Science. To reach Mogadishu (the current capital of Somalia), you have to be on one of the mountaintops from that time on. To visit the present-day island of Mauritius as well. No flying or sailing is required for a mountain vacation:
all the continents will merge into one large subcontinent called Novapangea.
"We usually look back in time,” says Van Hinsbergen, who and his group are trying to understand the mechanisms of mountain formation. But predicting the future is a useful thought experiment and has the advantage of allowing scientists to focus on key mechanisms. "When I revealed my ideas about the origin of the Alps at a conference, someone in the room always found some stone somewhere that didn’t quite match the details,” says Van Hinsbergen. He won’t be able to do so anytime soon in discourses about the mountains of Somalia. We do not care about exceptions and details. For us, it’s about the big picture.
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The Earth’s outer shell is made up of loose plates (plates): giant rafts of stone, which float on the sticky mantle below, carrying the continents with them. When the plate breaks, liquid rock rises from the depths to solidify at the surface to the pure ocean floor. The beginning of such a new ocean is the Great Rift Valley of East Africa, a long chain of gorges and gorges thousands of kilometers long stretching from the Red Sea to Mozambique. Through this rift, Somalia will separate from Africa.
When the plates move towards each other, there is a lack of space. Then the plate with the heaviest edge sinks under the plate next to it, eventually stopping (if there’s a continent in the way, for example) with a slow-moving collision. Scratches from the diving board accumulate on the collapse zone that forms in the upper plate and voila, a new high mountain is born.
According to Van Hinsbergen and Schuten, the mountains of Somalia would rise in this way if the Indian plate under Somalia was submerged. Somalia and Madagascar then swell to form a plateau, and India and the smaller islands of the Indian Ocean end in the scraping zone.




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