Earth is not only oblate — wider at the equator than pole-to-pole, but pear shaped — slightly wider just south of the equator. Sep. 19, 2014
Things that make one go …hmmmm.
FAKE CGI FROM “OFFICIAL” NASA PHOTO “BLUE MARBLE”
from NASA Website
LOOKS ROUND TO ME!!…PRE-OBLATE, PRE-PEAR..,
Astrophysicists and NASA say now the Earth is
oblate, pear shaped!
Really? Consider the “facts” as laid out by current Programmed Parrot Scientists (PPS’s)
- The Moon has 1/6th the gravity pull of Earth
- The Moon is 1/4 the size of Earth
- Newton 3rd Law says Size matters in regards to amount of gravity
- Astro-nots are said to be near weightless at 100 miles above Earth
How can the moon with 1/6th gravity move the Oceans on Earth????? Enough to change the shape of the Earth? WTF?
And the Programmed Scientists parrot:
The Earth is actually an but only just slightly.
You can generally call the Earth a sphere because it is mostly spherical but not entirely so.
The Earth is only approximately spherical, so no single value serves as its natural radius. Distances from points on the surface to the center range from 6,353 km to 6,384 km (3,947 – 3,968 mi). Several different ways of modeling the Earth as a sphere each yield a mean radius of 6,371 kilometers (3,959 mi). Regardless of the model, any radius falls between the polar minimum of about 6,357 km and the equatorial maximum of about 6,378 km (3,950 – 3,963 mi)
So it is roughly 30 km wider around the Equator than going from pole to pole. This is partially due to the pull of the moon on the Earth and the rotation of the Earth.
the Earth deviates from a perfect sphere by only a third of a percent