Thursday, 31 March 2011

Potato Earth

Here's the most lumpy picture of Earth we've ever seen, a geoid released by the team working on Europe's Goce satellite. It's a hugely exaggerated image which highlights variations of the pull of Earth's gravity. The yellow areas show the strongest pull, the blue areas the weakest. Click the title link to rotate this image and to learn more about geoids and the pull of gravity.


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