|You’d think it would be hard to misplace an entire continent, what with the mountains and trees and all that other hard-to-miss stuff. Now, however, it seems that one of Earth’s continents indeed went missing. The good news is, it’s at last been found, lying below the waters of the||
By Jeffrey Kluger
Indian Ocean, beneath the tiny, 790 sq. mi. (2,040 sq. km) island of Mauritius.
Mauritius long drew the attention of geologists and other scientists because of one curious feature: its strong gravitational pull. …
If Mauritius sits atop a mascon, it was likely a result of crustal motion that caused an existing landmass to shatter and sink entirely from view. The island then rose back up to mark the burial site of the lost land like a giant tombstone. …