Red Sea crack shows a new ocean is forming.

Red Sea crack shows a new ocean is formingSatellite images show that the Red Sea is parting again, however it's nothing to do with Moses this time around. Scientists report in the latest issue of the journal Nature that the Arabian tectonic plate and the African plate are slowly, but surely parting ways, thus stretching Earth's crust.

These movements are also widening the southern end of the Red Sea. Scientists estimate that the movement began occurring last September when a series of earthquakes began to split Earth's surface near Afar, Ethiopia. This 37-mile section of the East African Rift was visible on satellite images from the European Space Agency's Envisat spacecraft.

Scientists also speculate that if the crack reaches Red Sea then a new Ocean could be carved up separating Eritrea and part of Ethiopia from the African continent.