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FlipFact of the Day: Beneath what we now know as New Zealand is a large landmass about half the size of Australia called Zealandia, and it’s mostly submerged in the South Pacific Ocean. In fact, only about 7 percent of it is located above sea level. A team of geologists recently proposed that since it meets all the requirements, it can be the world’s 8th continent. Only time will tell, though, if this idea will catch on. The biggest obstacle? There is no group officially in charge of validating new continents.

Today’s Science History Milestone: On July 26, 1963, NASA launched Syncom 2, the world’s first geosynchronous satellite.

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  • https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/zealandia-continent

Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.