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Potato Earth: Gravity satellite reveals what our planet REALLY looks like
dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 31, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 03/31/2011 5:40:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

At first glance it looks like a potato-shaped asteroid flying through space.

But this multi-coloured image is actually the Earth - and shows how gravity varies on different parts of the globe.

The images were unveiled today by the team behind the GOCE satellite at a conference in Munich and are the most accurate ever released.

The 'geoid' map, as it is known, is used to illustrate how oceans would look in the absence of currents or tides.

The bright yellow colours show gravity at its strongest, while it is at its weakest in the blue areas.

There appears to be no obvious differences between land and sea as gravity over North America appears to be lower than that of the African continent.

The maps are used for measuring the circulation of oceans, sea-level changes and ice-dynamics - all areas that are affected by climate change.


(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; champ; chandlerswobble; chandlerwobble; globalwarminghoax; grace; gravitypotato; poleshift; potsdamgravitypotato; science; stringtheory
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1 posted on 03/31/2011 5:40:53 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Earth looks like Helen Thomas?


2 posted on 03/31/2011 5:42:14 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Going to Charlotte for the barbecue is like going to Minneapolis for the gumbo - John Reed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fascinating. Thanks for posting.

http://www.hasbro.com/playskool/en_US/mrpotatohead/


3 posted on 03/31/2011 5:43:45 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boosh’s fault?


4 posted on 03/31/2011 5:43:51 PM PDT by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: Michael.SF.

LOL! There’s nothing else left to post. Heh heh heh.


5 posted on 03/31/2011 5:44:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A Proud XTREME American since 1949. I don't "do" incompetence, malaise and mediocrity.)
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To: Michael.SF.

More like Pelosi’s face when the plastics really start breaking down.


6 posted on 03/31/2011 5:44:46 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Michael.SF.

Lmao


7 posted on 03/31/2011 5:46:49 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtC_wld3YJE&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
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8 posted on 03/31/2011 5:47:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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Somehow you just know the threads that will attract the FR class clowns.


9 posted on 03/31/2011 5:48:43 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtC_wld3YJE&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
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10 posted on 03/31/2011 5:48:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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... affected by climate change.

Huh? Now we're supposed to believe that the climate affects the density of the earth? Are we supposed to believe that we weigh more on some parts of the earth opposed to others?

"What fresh hell is this?"

11 posted on 03/31/2011 5:49:38 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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gravity over North America appears to be lower than that of the African continent

Conclusion:  Africa sucks.

12 posted on 03/31/2011 5:51:04 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lets help Michael Moore lose weight and drop him in the deepest part of the ocean.


13 posted on 03/31/2011 5:52:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like a deep scan of the cellulite in one cheek of Moose-shell’s ass...


14 posted on 03/31/2011 5:56:44 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: raybbr
Are we supposed to believe that we weigh more on some parts of the earth opposed to others?

Actually yes. Where you're closer to the center of the earth the gravity is less. Gravity mapping has been around for quite a while.
15 posted on 03/31/2011 5:57:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: raybbr
Are we supposed to believe that we weigh more on some parts of the earth opposed to others?

Your mass (kilograms or slugs) will remain the same, but your weight (Newtons or pounds) which depends upon gravitational attraction will vary.

16 posted on 03/31/2011 5:59:31 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The map is obviously greatly exagerated.

If gravity differences were anything more than minor, the Earth would not appear to be a bulged sphere.


17 posted on 03/31/2011 6:00:23 PM PDT by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Just don’t ask what Helen Thomas would look like without gravity.


18 posted on 03/31/2011 6:02:20 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: raybbr
I would bet good money that 100 years science still will not have understood “climate change” any better than today

Of course in 100 years nobody will care because 100 years ago the smart people figured out it was a scam and nobody want to be associated with known frauds

19 posted on 03/31/2011 6:03:02 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is accurate? And the unemployment rate is just around 10%.


20 posted on 03/31/2011 6:36:13 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Sorry for typos: typed with IPhone)
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