#Science #MysteriousPyramidsofAntarctica – What on Earth are the Mysterious Pyramids of Antarctica? : Speaking to The Sun, Dr. Vanessa Bowman, of the British Antarctic Survey, once said: “Go back 100 million years ago, and Antarctica was covered in lush rain forests similar to those that exist in New Zealand today.”
To put this into perspective, Antarctica has been one of the most mysterious continents for decades. It is the center of numerous conspiracy theories, and many researchers suggest there’s more to Antarctica than snow and ice.
Actually, millions of years ago Antarctica was anything but ice. In fact, around 170 million years ago, the now icy continent was part of a super continent called Gondwana. Some 45 million years ago, Antarctica broke off.
During Antarctica’s long history, the continent was at one time, located farther north enjoying a tropical climate. What we see now as ice and snow were in the distant past lush green forests inhabited by various ancient life forms.
In fact, Jane Francis of the University of Leeds told the BBC in an interview that “I still find the idea that Antarctica was once forested absolutely mind-boggling,” we take it for granted that Antarctica has always been a frozen wilderness, but the ice caps only appeared relatively recently in geological history.”