Gravity Hole Of Indian Ocean Scientist Try To Explain How It Formed


Washington: It is generally believed that our earth is completely round. But if all its water is removed, it will appear flattened and raised at places. Similarly, there is another belief that gravity is same everywhere on the earth, but it is not so. Scientists have discovered a unique thing in the Indian Ocean, which is called Gravity Hole. At this depth of the ocean, the force of gravity becomes weaker than the rest of the Earth. A new study related to gravity hole has come to the fore, in which it has been claimed that scientists have found the reason for it.

Scientists believe that these gravity holes are the remains of the ancient ocean, which ended millions of years ago. Gravity Hole is considered to be the most mysterious gravitational anomaly of the Earth. It is known as the Indian Ocean Geoin Low (IOGL). This huge gravity hole is an area of ​​3 million square km, which extends up to 950 square km under the earth’s crust. The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, states that the IOGL consists of a slab of the Tethys Ocean.

what is tethys ocean
The Tethys Ocean was an ancient ocean that existed between the continents of Gondwana and Laurasia during the Mesozoic Era. It is a long-lost ocean that sank deep into the Earth millions of years ago. The study’s lead authors Debanjan Pal and Atreyi Ghosh said that only this discrepancy was reported in the previous studies. But it was not told what is the reason behind this? Now researchers have tried to explain the reason for this.

formed three million years ago

According to the researchers, the answer to this gravity hole is hidden one thousand km below the earth’s crust. Here the cold, dense remnants of an ancient ocean buried beneath Africa three million years ago and were formed by the upwelling of hot molten rock. Although this claim of researchers is made on computer model, which may not be enough.

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