Far beneath the surface of central Australia, seismic waves echo through the ancient rock. Meanwhile, hundreds of feet above, a team of scientists are poring over reams of data. And with this advanced technology, they’re piecing together an incredible picture of an ancient world – and it’s one with an explosive surprise in store.
Millions of years ago – when dinosaurs roamed the Earth – Australia was very different to the place that it is today. For instance, on the border between Queensland and South Australia, great rivers once flowed. But now there’s not a drop of moisture in sight: the land is instead carpeted with dust. And, by using new tools and technologies, researchers are even closer to realizing the full extent of this Jurassic landscape.