The Earths not a sphere?

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    Post by Justadude on Fri May 29, 2009 8:56 am

    well its almost a sphere. Of course nothing is perfect.
    oblate spheroid is what is it called. It means that the shape is a little irregular. The earths rotation cause the equator to bulge out a little making it an oblate spheroid.

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    It looks like a sphere yet it's not.
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    Post by Justadude on Fri May 29, 2009 4:50 pm

    Ok so the eath isnt round because it rotates (duh). So because of the laws of cintrifugal force the middle point or circle of the earth (aka equator) is force to bulge out. Only a bit really it is unnoticable but not to the scientific eye. Really if the earth was not rotating the earth would be spherical BUT it is.
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    Post by Bubu1028 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:05 am

    Ppl say that the earth is slight pear shaped
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    Post by Puffles on Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:53 am

    Oblate spheroid? I don't think that I have ever heard that term before today. Thanks for improving my vocabulary. study

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