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  • n. (plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland

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  • ROBERTS: Just wanted to make sure that nobody took covered by pangea.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2008

  • You know, this New Madrid Fault, it goes back to the days when, you know, the earth was just covered by pangea.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2008

  • MARCIANO: You know, back when the earth was just one large land mass, pangea, that's when this fault formed.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2008

  • Hey, but Rob, you want to clarify exactly what you mean when you say that the earth was covered by pangea?

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2008

  • He also has a big website with lots of fun animated movies to watch, and writes essays, such as “The case against pangea.”

    Zach Copley » 2007 » April

  • This is already being done at the pangea.de data depository.

    Wilson et al 2007 « Climate Audit

  • Era una pangea il suo linguaggio: concisa sintesi di un mondo sconosciuto, misterioso labirinto, edenico spazio riservato ad eletti.

    Sicily Scene

  • University www. stanford.edu Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford: woods. stanford.edu Jennifer Wilcox pangea. stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube: www. youtube.com

    WN.com - Business News

  • You or that soccer dude friend/producer of yours? re: The R3-30: Summer Lovin 'Had Me A Blast (& Carl Newman) darbarspecial love Craig's giggle pangea

    CBC Radio 3

  • Sounds strange coming from a office cubicle! pangea

    CBC Radio 3

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  • There's that, and... are we talking about a time in the earth's history when it was a fully formed relatively spherical planet, and not still wobbly and, you know, gummy like fresh cookie dough that hadn't quite congealed?

    Which reminds me of one of my favorite cartoons, a cutaway diagram of the earth with the following labels:
    Crust
    Mantle
    Creamy Nougat Center

    October 20, 2007

  • I think pangea, sorry, pangaea, might have had a very slight effect on the earth's rotation. Rock is heavier than water, and the pangaea-side of the earth would also have more volume than the ocean-side (since land is by definition above sea-level). So there would be an imbalance in the earth's crust. But the crust of the earth (including the land and the water) is less than 3% of the earth's total mass. So if the pangaea-side of the earth was 10% heavier than the ocean-side - which I think is a very generous estimate - that would be an absolute difference of about 0.3% of the earth's total mass, which might even get lost in the mix with movements in the mantle.

    October 20, 2007

  • Also, pangaea, is the proper spelling.

    October 20, 2007

  • Hmm. Not sure about that. It's probably heavier than plain dirt, but I imagine there were plenty of unmined heavy metals underground. There's probably no way to calculate which would be heavier.

    October 19, 2007

  • But wouldn't the water be heavier? Just askin'.

    October 19, 2007

  • So I'm curious. When all the continents were together on one side of the earth, wouldn't that off-centeredness have caused the planet to rotate in a wobbly fashion? That's a lot of weight in one place. And if so, would it affect our orbit around the sun? I'm assuming not, in frictionless space. Still, makes you wonder.

    October 19, 2007