Some 300 million years ago, the continents as we know them were snuggled up next to each other in a supercontinent called Pangea. Well, Earth’s tectonic plates are still shifting, and in 250 million years, Earth may very well be back to one big supercontinent. Geologist Christopher Scotese has visualized what that might look like as part of his PALEOMAP project, calling the future continent Pangea Proxima. While the animation (featured on the BBC) is highly speculative, it’s fascinating to imagine how much our planet could change over the course of millions of years.

[h/t BBC]

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