Scientists discovered a new ocean. After only thousands of years of exploration, satellite eyes roaming our skies, they’ve identified the Southern Ocean around Antarctica, the southernmost landmass on the planet. This new body of water eluded humans until this moment, when we suddenly advanced enough to notice it was there. Science is fickle. We only discovered Pluto 90 years ago, and it has been a planet, then not a planet, then a planet again. I learned decades ago that the Earth was 3.5 million years old, an impossible age for a 12-year-old to grasp. And yet, my kids learn that it is actually 4.5 million. It’s likely neither are true. But scientists have been calling this new ocean The Southern Ocean for years, and now that the name is official, we should see an explosion of human understanding within the next million years or so.