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30-05-2016, 08:36 PM
RE: Circle of the Earth
(30-05-2016 08:31 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(28-05-2016 08:23 PM)pablo Wrote:  I thought it just bulged in the middle a little bit. Tongue

That was Chas you were thinking of.

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30-05-2016, 09:07 PM
RE: Circle of the Earth
(30-05-2016 08:19 PM)Born Again Pagan Wrote:  
(28-05-2016 07:48 PM)Chas Wrote:  I believe it's actually an oblate spheroid. Consider

OK, What about what I heard in about 6th grade, that if the earth was the size of a basketball the highest mountains and any other irregularities would not be detectable by any instruments mankind had at their disposal? Maybe we have better instruments now if they can measure the average sea level to within 7 millimeters, but that far out of round that it would not be considered a sphere?

It has nothing to do with surface features.
The earth is flatter at the poles and bulges at the equator; i.e. the diameter of the earth is greater across than from pole to pole.

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30-05-2016, 09:12 PM
RE: Circle of the Earth
(30-05-2016 08:31 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(28-05-2016 08:23 PM)pablo Wrote:  I thought it just bulged in the middle a little bit. Tongue

That was Chas you were thinking of.

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