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 (03/20/2013) [-]
The Earth is not a "perfect circle".

The Earth is a sphere. Wat.

That would make it an oblate spheroid.
User avatar #15 to #6 - themastermorris (03/20/2013) [-]
The difference is only 13.35 miles. From space that's unnoticeable
User avatar #17 to #15 - Snookbone (03/20/2013) [-]
Very true, I guess.

I just remember reading a textbook about it years ago and wanted to show off my knowledge of the word "oblate spheroid".
#35 to #17 - freeyourmind (03/20/2013) [-]
at least you're honest
#72 - donutcaptin (03/21/2013) [-]
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?
User avatar #85 to #72 - kieranbaker (03/21/2013) [-]
it was not an actual map of earth, the differences are so small we cant see them from that distance, they were exaggerated for the picture
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User avatar #99 to #72 - phoenix grinder (03/21/2013) [-]
I believe he painted a lemon
User avatar #132 to #72 - lamarisagoodname (03/21/2013) [-]
(Interesting facts ahead) It's the landmass of the earth, pretty much what it looks like without the water. Lloyd Pye argues that another planet collided with what would have been earth, removing a chunk of the crust and it's core was strung out into the asteroid belt and possibly comets (comets have ice on them, which apparently can only be created on a planet) as all masses attempt to take up the smallest amount of volume in a vacuum, parts of the crust shifted to compensate.

You can't ever claim any theory to be 100% true, but it does make a lot of sense, and ancient sumerian texts also referenced this event (see Nibiru)
#135 to #72 - anon (03/21/2013) [-]
He posted a picture without the water on the planet.

That's why it looks like that, imagine the earth dried out and all the gaps where water should have been are empty.
#104 to #72 - deusexcetera (03/21/2013) [-]
The picture he posted was an exaggerated topographical map highlighting the mountain peaks and ocean valleys. As far as the earth not being round....technically true, but if it were the size of a cue-ball, it would be close enough to be legal in a pool tournament.

Also, suggesting that there are a bunch of things about the moon that are a mystery....all of those are explainable or misleading. The moon changes size throughout the night due to refraction through the atmosphere, so comparing it's size the the sun is silly. It always has one side facing the earth because it became tidally locked during formation; that is, one side is oblong and gravity forces it to always face the earth.

Either way, so many ******** facts make me question anything this page says.
User avatar #128 to #104 - lamarisagoodname (03/21/2013) [-]
Agreed, I seriously doubt Earth is the only planet in the universe to contain liquid water, but my mind's still open
#101 - anon (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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#93 - nacticaltuke (03/21/2013) [-]
#5 wtf that isnt Theia, it's Coruscant.
#88 - somenerd ONLINE (03/21/2013) [-]
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 #98 to #88 - picklous (03/21/2013) [-]
someone give this man/woman a medal.
User avatar #96 - luidias (03/21/2013) [-]
July in Antarctica is actually winter not that anyone cares, but I'm just saying
User avatar #109 to #96 - themastertroller ONLINE (03/21/2013) [-]
i was thinking the same
#18 - anon (03/20/2013) [-]
"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) [-]
#38 to #27 - physicsdude (03/20/2013) [-]
As someone else has allready pointed out there are inactive volcanoes on Mars, which means it must have had moving teutonic plates.
User avatar #44 to #38 - hanakoikezawa (03/20/2013) [-]
#59 to #44 - physicsdude (03/20/2013) [-]
There are next to infinite planets out there. Considering earth has and another planet in our solar system had, the chances of another planet having just in our galaxy is a 100%.

I'd even go as far as saying atleast 1% of planets have it without needing any other data, and still be pretty sure I'm right.
My point being: The odds of it being the only planet with teutonic plates is 0, just within our galaxy. So it's a ******* dumb statement.
User avatar #65 to #59 - hanakoikezawa (03/20/2013) [-]
>implying I wasn't just bored and sad " 'had' "
User avatar #60 - bematli (03/20/2013) [-]
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.
#114 to #60 - anon (03/21/2013) [-]
funny thing, the contour of the moon is actually 400 times smaller than the suns contour. Never would've guessed that to be true, but I think they meant that. I agree that its confusing as stated in the picture.
#130 to #60 - anon (03/21/2013) [-]
First: We don't know that the oceans underneath the ice sheets on Europa are liquid water. That is merely a hypothesis and which is not back by any experimental data as of yet.

Second: Are you really so dense that you couldn't figure out that the post was talking about diameter and not volume? The Sun is about 400 times the diameter of the Moon and thus because it's about 400 times further away as well, it looks about the same size. Thus, the sun has a volume of 400^3 times greater than that of the Moon, if that's what you mean.

Faggot. Do you even science? No, clearly you don't.
User avatar #142 to #130 - DivderOfZero (03/22/2013) [-]
You're a dick.
#61 to #60 - covered ONLINE (03/20/2013) [-]
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User avatar #62 to #61 - bematli (03/20/2013) [-]
User avatar #133 to #60 - DivderOfZero (03/21/2013) [-]
While I do agree with that fact that there are most likely planets with liquid water out there we don't actually know that it does. We know there is a lot of ice and it has geysers which shoot out steam. We don't know for certain if there is water beneath the ice. We also aren't sure if there are any other planets out there with water no matter how far away. Last part about the water thing I swear. The post says planet while, as you even said, Europa is a moon.

Now onto the moon/sun size comparisons. I was also curious about this one as a thought it not to be true. It is, BUT it's talking about diameter and not mass.
Diameter of Sun: 1,391,000k
Diameter of Moon: 3474.8km
Divide those and you get approximately 400. This makes the suns diameter 400 times bigger than the moon. So if you take the Moon's diameter and put it on the Sun's it would take 400 of those diameters to wrap around it. Now, if you take the Sun's volume and the Moon's volume you get around 73 million which tells us that moon would fit in the Sun 73 million times.

TheMoreYouKnow.jpg (Could someone perhaps give me that picture?)
User avatar #139 to #133 - bematli (03/21/2013) [-]
You're correct about the diameter, I did not think of that.
As for the water on planets:

Those are just 2 of the most known ones, there's a few more with confirmed water.
User avatar #141 to #139 - DivderOfZero (03/22/2013) [-]
Do ctrl + f and search for the word water in those pages. They say that they ASSUME or MIGHT have water. It is not 100% sure as we cannot tell because of how far they are.
User avatar #134 to #133 - DivderOfZero (03/21/2013) [-]
diameter and not volume*
#131 - anon (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) [-]
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.
#129 to #118 - jused (03/21/2013) [-]
also forgot to mention, everest is not one one of the poles, meaning that it's difference in height from the sea would be it's longitudinal location over the longitudinal location of the equater all inside of a sin function multiplied by the difference in RADIUS, making the total difference only .5 miles. sorry folks, everest is still taller because 29,000 > (((65000)-(sin(.72)(65000))/(2(pi))+21,000)
#122 to #118 - jused (03/21/2013) [-]
and i didn't even mention the fact that july is winter in antarctica, you silly northern hemispherer.
User avatar #136 to #122 - ilikeeggs (03/21/2013) [-]
i love you man...and hey i'm a northern hemispherer and even i know it was still winter
#127 to #122 - anon (03/21/2013) [-]
That part made me lol
User avatar #94 - Maadmann (03/21/2013) [-]
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 #111 to #94 - salts (03/21/2013) [-]
your correct but only in a particular instance, when volume or mass is concerned
User avatar #112 to #94 - mylazy ONLINE (03/21/2013) [-]
I think it is kind of a difference between the idea of circumference v size. After googling it, all the sites I have found agree that the sun is approximately 400 times the size of the moon. But then they also say that 72 million moons could fit into the Sun.


User avatar #124 to #112 - Maadmann (03/21/2013) [-]
Makes sense as far as radius and whatnot is concerned...thank you fro clarifying.
User avatar #66 - Maroon ONLINE (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 - anon (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 #106 - inyourmind ONLINE (03/21/2013) [-]
The hottest temperature ever recorded is 134 degree F in death valley. The Libya temperature was thrown out because it was determined to be collected by a device that was recording temperature far higher then they were.
User avatar #78 - IncarceratedNinja (03/21/2013) [-]
too much learning. Im out
User avatar #63 - awesomenessdefined (03/20/2013) [-]
The Earth is so close to a perfect sphere that there's about as much of a 'bulge' as a hair on a bowling ball. Or some other obscurely small number.
User avatar #16 - immortalfear (03/20/2013) [-]
The "Bump" is not the earth's crust as suggested by this content. It's the oceans. It's caused by a combination of the planet spinning and of the moon's pull.
#24 to #16 - gisuar ONLINE (03/20/2013) [-]
it's also affected by how deep the oncean is at these points. above marianas trench gravitation is a little lower so the water rather gathers above undersea mountains and stuff like that

at least that's what i read somewhere don't know the source anymore though
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