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All the major bodies in the solar system, like the sun and planets, are oblate spheroids.

Figure of the Earth - Wikipedia

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The possibility that the Earth's equator is an ellipse rather than a circle and therefore that the ellipsoid is triaxial has ...

Strange but True: Earth Is Not Round - Scientific American

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Apr 12, 2007 ... Earth's shape also changes over time due to a menagerie of other dynamic factors. Mass shifts around inside the planet, altering those ...

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Jun 24, 2013 ... The gravitational map is represented with (color) in the video at the begining.... the shape is from geological data, more gravity, more thickness ...

Gallery : The shape of Planet Earth - Jos Leys

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The shape of the Earth has intrigued scientists throughout history. The general acceptance of the fact that the Earth is round came about in the first century A.D.,  ...

What is the shape of the Earth? - John D. Cook

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Mar 2, 2009 ... How well does a sphere describe the Earth's shape? The Earth's polar diameter is about 43 kilometers shorter than its equatorial diameter, ...

Shape and Size of the Earth - Center for Aerospace Education

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Geodesy is the science that studies the shape and size of the Earth. As discussed in Voyagers, the shape of the earth was long known to be round. Aristotle and ...

Image of the Day: Earth's True Shape Revealed for 1st Time - The ...

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Apr 1, 2011 ... Markedly different from a simple sphere or ellipsoid, the geoid is the mathematically 'true' shape of Earth. It represents a motionless global ...

What is the shape of the Earth? | Reference.com

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The shape of the Earth is classified as an ellipsoid or an oblate spheroid. The Earth is not considered a true sphere because it has a larger circumference and ...

What is the precise shape of the Earth? - Quora

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Earth is an oblate spheroid, which means that the polar diameter is smaller in distance than the ... What would have been the shape of earth if it were not a sphere? How would you describe the size and shape of the Earth? David Joyce, edited ...