In 2017 Scientists Claimed There’s An Eighth Continent That’s Mostly Hidden By The Pacific Ocean

For many years now, some experts have suggested that the world is broken into more than just seven continents. Although there isn’t a universally accepted definition of a continent, Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Oceania, Europe, North America and South America have traditionally been considered as such. Since 2017, though, there have been strong claims that an eighth landmass has been overlooked by scientists for many years.

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Continents are generally considered to be immense landmasses divided from one another by oceans. However, even this definition is problematic. You see, the majority of accepted continents aren’t totally detached from their neighbors at all – let alone by large expanses of water. Continents might better be described as predominately disconnected from one another, then, rather than wholly so.

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