9 facts about Earth. .. The Earth is not a "perfect circle". The Earth is a sphere. Wat. That would make it an oblate spheroid.
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User avatar #6 - Snookbone ONLINE (03/20/2013) [+] (3 replies)
The Earth is not a "perfect circle".

The Earth is a sphere. Wat.

That would make it an oblate spheroid.
#93 - nacticaltuke (03/21/2013) [-]
#5 wtf that isnt Theia, it's Coruscant.
#72 - donutcaptin (03/21/2013) [+] (7 replies)
real picture of earth from space... i agree it isnt perfectly sphereical, but what the 						****					 was the picture u posted?
real picture of earth from space... i agree it isnt perfectly sphereical, but what the **** was the picture u posted?
#101 - Womens Study Major (03/21/2013) [-]
dont you ****** "allegedly" me. we went to the ****** moon, and we put a few goddamn rovers on mars.

allegedly...show you ****** allegedly.
#97 - darkhaitsu **User deleted account** (03/21/2013) [-]
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User avatar #9 - mylodoo (03/20/2013) [+] (3 replies)
After I read "...and is thought to be 1,000 years old." in Fact #2, I automatically assumed everything else was ******** and just stopped reading.
User avatar #10 to #9 - ironsoul (03/20/2013) [-]
They mean the name "earth", not the planet itself.
#88 - somenerd (03/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Because you called for me, I have come. The way people came up with time is as follows. Put something in the ground. When the shadow aligns with true north (not magnetic north) It is exactly noon. In fact, before the railroad, every city would have its own time. Time zones were invented to keep the trains on schedule.
User avatar #60 - bematli (03/20/2013) [+] (9 replies)
It's **** like this which make me doubt facts on the internet. Sure, some of these are right but there's also false information in your post.
Europa, one of Jupiter's moons is covered in ice with LIQUID water beneath it. Also, there are planets thousands of lightyears away which have liquid water.

Also, if you seriously believe the Sun is 400x larger than the moon you're a ******* idiot. The Earth fits 1.x million times in the Sun, and the Earth is way larger than the moon.
#4 - Womens Study Major (03/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
While it is true that Earth is not technically round, if it was the size of a billard ball it would be the roundest billard ball ever created.
What i mean to say is, Earth is closer to being a perfectly round sphere than any object man has created.
#8 to #4 - kuchikirukia (03/20/2013) [-]
Not even close to being true.

www.newscientist.com/article/dn14229-roundest-objects-in-the-world-create d.html

"If you were to blow up our spheres to the size of the Earth, you would see a small ripple in the smoothness of about 12 to 15 mm, and a variation of only 3 to 5 metres in the roundness"

3-5 meters is a little better than 42,600.
User avatar #96 - luidias (03/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
July in Antarctica is actually winter not that anyone cares, but I'm just saying
#68 - dipshitz (03/20/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Last one makes no sense. The difference in radius between the equator and poles was like 30 miles. Where the 						****					 does the other 9,000 miles come from?
Last one makes no sense. The difference in radius between the equator and poles was like 30 miles. Where the **** does the other 9,000 miles come from?
User avatar #75 to #68 - froghole (03/21/2013) [-]
9,000 feet bro
#18 - Womens Study Major (03/20/2013) [+] (5 replies)
"That's a cold summer"
You do realize in July it is winter in Antarctis?
Europa, one of Jupiters moons have teutonic movement.
User avatar #27 to #18 - hanakoikezawa (03/20/2013) [-]
"planets"
#131 - Womens Study Major (03/21/2013) [-]
Apart from the ****** imperial units used everywhere, this is not a half-bad post.

But **** , get with the times OP, metric is where it's at.
#118 - jused (03/21/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Come on OP, learn your stuff.

#1. The earth is non-spherical because of a combination of centripedal forces pushing the equatorial region outwards, the fact that there are mountains and bulges that cause the surface to not be smooth, trees, buildings, people, and everything else that prevents the earth from being a perfectly spherical marble. it is also shaped slightly strangely due to the fact that when two blobs smash into eachother, you wouldn't expect their collision to create two spheres because of the collision itself.

#2. there are plenty of planets in the universe with liquid water. you either meant solar system, or you are dead wrong. examples: 55 Cancri e, 55 Cancri f, Gliese 581 c, d and g.

#4. Seriously, are you that stupid? any planet with a crust and a molten core has plate tectonics. there are literally millions out there that we know of.

#7. actually, 95% of the oceans are unexplored. not 90%

#8 the 136 degrees of azizia was thrown out due to bad technology.

#9 not only are you referencing incorrect information by referencing number one, but you also used the differences in circumference as if they were differences in radius. you have to divide the difference by 2(pi) to get the radius. that means that even if the sea level is different by the amount you gave, which it isn't quite, but is close enough, then it would be roughly 2 miles in difference. making it about .3 miles higher, not 1.5 miles higher.

go get an education and dont post false information about earth and space where a NASA employee looks for funny.
User avatar #94 - Maadmann (03/21/2013) [+] (3 replies)
The Sun is not 400 times as big as the Moon......The Sun is millions of times larger than Earth is so that makes it's relation to the Moon even more drastic.
User avatar #66 - Maroon (03/20/2013) [-]
I think fact six is missing a few zeroes
#48 - jemmydubloon (03/20/2013) [-]
Titanania one of the jovian moons appears to have liquid water under massive sheets of ice according to spectral analysis. that is in this universe. I also think its funny that he says that Earth is the only planet in an infinite universe with plate tectonics.
#47 - Womens Study Major (03/20/2013) [-]
UMMMMMM... Although Earth is the only planet with CONFIRMED tectonic activity, many other celestial bodies (many satellites of Saturn and Jupiter) show evidence of tectonic activity. This post is dumb. And most of these facts are ******* obvious or wrong.
User avatar #110 - chickennoodlez (03/21/2013) [+] (3 replies)
"Fact" 5 is not a fact, it is a theory..
#126 to #110 - Womens Study Major (03/21/2013) [-]
As other anon said, if you want to be technical with it nothing is a true fact since facts themselves are relative from person to person. One of the basics of science is that nothing can be proven (outside of the frivolous, i.e. a rock is a rock) for that very reason; we cannot assume something is absolutely true unless it is tested in every possible condition, but since that is both impossible and highly impractical, we work with accepted theories.

Also, stop being so damn picky. That paragraph also started with "Some scientists believe...". It is a fact that some scientists believe it since it is a theory in the first place.
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