Pangaea was the name of the "supercontinent" that existed before
our modern continents. Through continental drift, the supercontinent broke
apart giving us the picture of the world we see today.
The picture above shows all our modern continents as they may
have been joined as Pangaea, before continental drift.
Over billions of years, Pangaea broke apart and the masses of
land moved all over the globe. All of the continents pulled away from the
central masses of what are now Antarctica and Africa. The arrows point to
where the continents moved to from their original locations.
This is a flat map of the Earth as we see it today. Isn't it
amazing that one continent became seven!?
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