Forest in Antarctica

CC Image from Flicker

CC Image from Flicker

By: Courtney J.

Scientists have discovered that about 250 million years ago Antarctica was home of a forest, yes a forest. At that period of time, the world coped at a much warmer than it is currently, but Antarctica still functioned in complete dark for half the year and only light in the summer time. “So, how could plants photosynthesize without sunlight?” is the question researchers asked when they discovered this. They used the rings and carbon molecules of fossilized wood and leaf impressions to uncover this mystery. (Read more…)


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