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RE: Testing Flattards

in #science2 years ago

Stop misleading people about the Earth being round. Earth's shape is oblate spheroid.

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I'm a surveying Engineer, I know what the shape of the Earth is like. I never said it was perfectly round, but it is ROUND with an equatorial radius of approximately 6378 km.

A spheroid, or ellipsoid of revolution, is a quadric surface obtained by rotating an ellipse about one of its principal axes; in other words, an ellipsoid with two equal semi-diameters. A spheroid has circular symmetry.

An oblate spheroid is a famous shape. It is the shape of the Earth and some other planets. It is like a sphere squashed from the top so the diameter from pole to pole is less than the diameter from equator to equator. Shapes of this type are called ellipsoids.

Prolate and oblate spheroids have circular symmetry which translates into one thing: THEY ARE ROUND.

You may find this post useful:

https://steemit.com/engineering/@lordneroo/introduction-to-geodesy

Better visit nasa.gov and let them know, they seem to be misleading people about the Earth being round as well.

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-is-earth-58.html

Thanks. Us "round Earth retards" as your post puts it are required to keep our story straight. Otherwise we'd have no single agreed upon model and Mr. Wizard would be spinning in his grave.

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