World Beauties

Antarctica surpasses the US – Curious Planet

To give us an idea of ​​the magnitude of certain things, it is often necessary to make comparisons, such as the comparison of Mount Olympus –the highest mountain in the solar system– with Mount Everest, what a difference!

And now it is the turn of the frozen continent: Antarctica, when we compare it with the map of the United States of America we realize how big it is. In fact, it is the fourth largest continent after Asia, America and Africa, with its 14,107,637 km² that nobody inhabits.


Impressive truth!

Fun fact: A layer of ash produced by a subgalcial volcano in Antarctica was discovered and created a large hole in the area’s ice sheet 10,000 years ago. Read more…

Back to top button