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Where was your home during the time of the dinosaurs? Find out now

According to scientists, the age of the Earth isover 4 billion years. Throughout its long history, the appearance of our planet has changed dramatically. Once upon a time, the land was united into one whole, but over time, the layer of earth split and its parts moved in different directions. Ultimately, the planet looks like we see it today from satellite images, and consists of six continents. Several years ago, paleontologist Ian Webster created the Ancient Earth Globe website, which allows you to find out where cities were located millions of years ago. By simply entering into the search for their place of residence, anyone can find out where his house was located during the time of the dinosaurs. The site also clearly shows how exactly the appearance of our planet has changed over time - believe me, there is something to see.

Millions of years ago, our planet looked completely different from what it is now

Earth millions of years ago

About a site that suddenly started typingpopularity, was reported in the scientific journal Science Alert. When creating it, paleontologist Jan Webster used maps of different time periods developed as part of the PALEOMAPS project. The impetus for the creation of an unusual site was the scientist's admiration for the fact that his colleagues managed to recreate the appearance of the planet Earth at various intervals of time. Indeed, with the help of the site, you can see how the continents were located 750 million years ago and how they moved over time. The paleontologist created a website, but at the same time he warned that some of the data may not be entirely accurate - especially those that refer to very ancient times.

This is what the Ancient Earth Globe website looks like

It is important to note that the site does not provideinformation about the entire history of the Earth. The author would certainly gladly provide such an opportunity, but humanity has not yet studied the history of the planet so well. In the list at the top of the page, you can select the time period that you want to show on the map. Users have the opportunity to look at four ancient continents: Pannotia, Laurentia, Gondwana, Pangea. When the site is opened, the supercontinent Pangea, which existed 240 million years ago, appears before the eyes of users. It is believed that it was this continent that subsequently split in such a way that Eurasia, Africa, Australia and other continents were formed on our planet.

Did you know that another continent was recently found on Earth?

History of the Earth on the map

To find out where in the worldIf your house was located in the days of the dinosaur or even earlier, you must enter the name of your city in the search field on the left side of the page. Words must be entered in English, for example - Moscow. Next, you need to establish a time interval from the history of the Earth. This can be done through the list at the top of the page or through the list on the right. It is easiest to use the second option, because in the side list you can select the moment of the emergence of dinosaurs or other key fragments of history, such as the appearance of the first microorganisms or plants.

According to the site, the first microorganisms appeared on Earth 240 million years ago.

Take Moscow as an example. You need to enter "Moscow" in the search field and select "first dinosaurs" from the list on the right. The map will show the appearance of the Earth, actual for the Triassic period, which dominated the planet about 220 million years ago. It was at that time that the first dinosaurs, like ichthyosaurs, began to appear, about which the author of Hi-News.ru Artem Goryachev recently spoke. If everything is done correctly, you can see that about two hundred million years ago, the piece of land on which Moscow is now located was not so far from the sea. You can find almost any city on the site - even my thousand's population was easily found.

The red dot shows approximately the location of Moscow during the time of the dinosaurs

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In general, now on the Internet there are many interestingscientific point of view sites. For example, just recently I talked about NASA's Eyes on the Solar System project, which allows us to track the flight of the Perseverance spacecraft. It is worth recalling that he is on his way to Mars and, after arriving in February 2021, will descend into the territory of the Mars crater Jezero. In addition to tracking the rover, the site allows you to explore the solar system by looking at the location of other equally interesting space objects.