Oblate Spheroid?

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An oblate spheroid is a type of three-dimensional shape. If you take an ellipse (an oblong round shape, like a squashed circle) and rotate it on its minor (shorter) axis, the three-dimensional shape that results is called an oblate spheroid. The Earth is pretty close in shape to an oblate spheroid. Skittles or M&M's candies are also oblate spheroids. They basically look like squashed spheres.
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