9 facts about Earth. .. The Earth is not a "perfect circle". The Earth is a sphere. Wat. That would make it an oblate spheroid. 9 facts about Earth The is not a "perfect circle" sphere Wat That would make it an oblate spheroid
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User avatar #6 - Snookbone
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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
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The difference is only 13.35 miles. From space that's unnoticeable
User avatar #17 to #15 - Snookbone
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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
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at least you're honest
#93 - nacticaltuke
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#5 wtf that isnt Theia, it's Coruscant.
#72 - donutcaptin
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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
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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
#87 to #72 - tacogrenade
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User avatar #99 to #72 - phoenix grinder
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I believe he painted a lemon
User avatar #132 to #72 - lamarisagoodname
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(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 id: 2b51bc14
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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
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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
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Agreed, I seriously doubt Earth is the only planet in the universe to contain liquid water, but my mind's still open
#97 - darkhaitsu **User deleted account**
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User avatar #9 - mylodoo
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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
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They mean the name "earth", not the planet itself.
User avatar #11 to #10 - mylodoo
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oh....
#25 to #10 - gisuar
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"fun" fact just change one letter in erda and you get the german word for earth which is erde
#88 - somenerd
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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
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someone give this man/woman a medal.
User avatar #60 - bematli
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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.
#61 to #60 - covered
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User avatar #62 to #61 - bematli
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Okay.
#114 to #60 - anon id: bbf9e8b1
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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 id: e3e8dc82
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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
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You're a dick.
User avatar #133 to #60 - DivderOfZero
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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
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You're correct about the diameter, I did not think of that.
As for the water on planets:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-22b
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GJ_1214_b

Those are just 2 of the most known ones, there's a few more with confirmed water.
User avatar #141 to #139 - DivderOfZero
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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
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diameter and not volume*
#4 - anon id: d71b7716
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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
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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
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July in Antarctica is actually winter not that anyone cares, but I'm just saying
User avatar #109 to #96 - themastertroller
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i was thinking the same
#86 - thatguythatlaughs
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