Animation shows rise and fall of last supercontinent
8 February 2012 Last updated at 18:00 GMT
In this animation, plate motions for the past 500 million years demonstrate the rise and fall of last supercontinent Pangaea.
New research by researchers at Yale University predicts a future supercontinent forms at the edge of the previous supercontinent (blue), 90 degrees away from the centre of the previous supercontinent (yellow).
The new supercontinent, dubbed Amasia, is predicted to form in between 50 and 200 million years from now.