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What Was Pangaea And What Happened To It?

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When the Earth first formed and molten rock cooled to form masses of land within the oceans, the land mass was originally one piece. It was not separated into the individual continents that we have today.

This massive land mass, that still existed 220 million years ago when the first mammals evolved, was called Pangaea. No oceans divided the land and animals that lived on Pangaea could walk to one end to the other, if they had the time and ability.

After about 50 million years of mammalian evolution, the vast continent of Pangaea began to break up. Initially it split into two and then about 130 million years ago these two pieces both began to fragment. As the slabs of continental crust started to drift apart, floating on the molten rock beneath them, separate continents were formed. This movement was achingly slow ~ the movement of continents is still going on but the rate is slower than the rate of growth of a human fingernail.
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Pangaea is the single continent that was believed to be made up of the seven continents in the Earth's prehistory. It was believed that the dinosaurs lived on Pangaea, before it was split. Plate tectonics created massive earthquakes that split Pangaea into the seven different continents that separated across the globe from each other. If you look at a map of South America and a map of Africa then you can see that they could possibly connect to each other.
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Pangaea was all the continents joined together before they separated into different land masses.
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Pangaea is when the 7 continent were together but then some things under the earth called plates moved and made pangaea separate from each other and the 7 continent called pangaea moved slowly and thier were dinosaur's that lived on pangaea.
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It was a super-continent that existed 250 million years ago in ancient history, before its components got separated into its current constituents. How Cool!
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What the real deal is pangaea was real because they found fossils in asia and the usa found the same fossils in there land pangaea was real!!!
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Pangaea was made to be a tale but about 500 billion years ago the world was one big Continent then all the sudden BOOM the continent shifted and became the way it is today.

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