Where is the end of the Zelandia mystery
Global New News Desk –
Where is the end of Zelandia mystery? The time is 1842. Abel Tasman, a citizen of the Netherlands, plans an adventure mission in search of the unknown. This Dutch sailor with long mustache and beard like a well-groomed rope seems to want to test his accumulated long experience at sea. His conviction; In the Southern Hemisphere there is a vast expanse of land, which is far-reaching and prosperous.
Somehow he sat stubbornly, he will find out. He started his journey to unravel the mystery of the south. It’s like jumping into the sea with a few sailors. A few generations have passed since then; But Ghocheni is the real mystery of that vast land or the eighth continent called Zelandia. Even today it is not known how it was formed, who lived there and when it disappeared.
At that time Europeans thought that there should be a continent called Terra Australia in the south to maintain the balance of the earth’s territory with their continent in the north. But no one was sure where and in what condition it was. So Tasman went out to look. His team left Jakarta, Indonesia on August 14 of that year.
Two small ships sailed first to the west, then to the south and south to the island of New Zealand. It was not pleasant to anchor them there. The first hurdle came from the indigenous Mরিori. They attacked an important boat belonging to the sailors of Tasman. Four Europeans died.
Later the situation changed when the cannon was fired.
Out of anger, the sailors returned home, naming the place ‘Murderers Bay’. In that journey, New Zealand was discovered, but a new mystery began. Tasman claimed that although Australia was already known, it had set fire to another huge piece of land next to New Zealand.
The Europeans assumed that there was actually a continent-like land, not Australia. This time their mentality changed and the name ‘Murderers Bay’ was changed to Terra Australia. It was later renamed Zelandia. The search did not stop there.
More than a century later, British map maker James Cook was sent in search of that hidden land in the south. He also went to New Zealand. On his return, Cook said he had traversed that vast land before reaching New Zealand.
Much practical evidence of Gelandia’s existence came in 1795. At that time, the Scottish naturalist James Hector went to survey the islands in the south of New Zealand. On his return, he claimed that New Zealand was part of a mountain range, the surface of a continental region. The region covers a vast area to the south and east.
However, it is submerged.
Nick Mortimer, a New Zealand geologist who led a 2016 study of Zelandia, said the theory remained unclear until 1980. Because geologists agreed on the definition of continent in the sixties of the last century.
It is said that a continent can be called a continent if it has high hills, different types of rocks and its crust is very thick. This definition put Zelandia to the test of a continent. This time a lot of evidence is needed, which no one has collected till then.
The mission was almost suspended. Later, in 1995, US geologist Bruce Liendick once again claimed the area as a continent. He said it could be called Zelandia. But even then, a wide range of explanations was needed for recognition. This debate intensified
when the United Nations went to distribute the rights of the countries concerned over the sea. Although all countries are given authority over 360 kilometers of surrounding waters, New Zealand has said that if the country can prove they are part of a continent called Zealandia, they will have six times the legal authority over its waters.
This time the help of satellites or artificial satellites was taken to end this controversy. The discovery of satellite imagery is that of Zealand, a large landmass like Australia. Yet the debate continued. In 2016, the headline of the news was again Zealand. One group of geologists claimed that the area covered an area of 4.9 million square kilometers, at least six times that of Madagascar.
This was hampered by the authority of Encyclopedia, Maps and Search Engines. They said: There are seven continents. Geologists say this information is incorrect.
There are eighth continents on earth; Which is small, thin and young. It consists of several islands, one of which is New Zealand. However, 94 percent of it is still about two kilometers under water.
Andy Tulloch, a geologist at GNS Science, New Zealand’s Crown Research Institute, commented. He said it took some time for an everlasting truth to be discovered, and Zelandia could be called his example.
Mysterious Expansion: After the existence of the 40 km thick crust was recognized, research began on its creation. Geologists claim that the super-continent Gondwana, composed of land in the Southern Hemisphere, formed about 550 million years ago. This included the western half of Antarctica and the eastern part of Australia.
One part of that continent was Zelandia, which became isolated 100 million years ago. But how and why that part became separate from Gondwana is still a mystery.