New Scientist article New scientists have discovered that the material used to make Harvey’s archipelago of islands looks a lot like the sea, with huge islands in the foreground and huge cliffs in the background.
The scientists from the University of Bath in the UK discovered the island shapes in a series of computer simulations of Harvey’s island landscape.
They compared these to existing maps of Harvey using satellite imagery.
Harvey’s archislands were created by using a process called photolithography, in which light is shone on the rocks and minerals.
The team then used computer models to calculate the size of the islands.
Using computer models of the world’s oceans, scientists were able to build a 3D model of Harvey and estimate its size, and the shapes of the island chains in the top-right corner of the map.
The islands in each image are about 1km apart, and there are six of them in total.
The researchers used the computer model to calculate how much light would reach each island, and they found that the light reflected back would reflect light in the same direction.
The island-shaped islands would reflect the same amount of sunlight as the surrounding rocks, which would result in the islands looking a lot alike.
It also suggests that the island-like islands could be part of the ocean floor and that they are shaped by the wind.
Scientists hope to better understand the processes that shape the ocean and how these processes interact with each other in the atmosphere to form islands, so they can make better predictions about how they might affect future sea level rise.
The work was published in Nature Geoscience.