1.7 Billion-Year-Old Chunk of North America Found in Australia

Rock reportedly traveled 100 million years before reaching destination

Image Credits: National Park Service.

Eons ago, the land Down Under wasn’t so far away after all.

Rocks recently discovered in Australia bear striking similarities to those found in North America, a study finds.

The sandstone sedimentary rocks the scientists uncovered are not “native” to present-day Australia, but instead are common in eastern Canada.

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