April 7, 2011 3022 Views
Relax though, it’s not exactly flat either.
This incredible computer rendition of the Earth, has been compiled using data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE). The satellite which has been in orbit for two years, has accomplished its mission to map out the Earth’s gravity field, and apparently, based on this research and data, we look like a piece of plasticine.
Actually several pieces of differently colored plasticine that have been lumped together, which brings us to our We Interrupt to give you a tip of the week bit. This week, our advice is to keep using bright kindergarten pastel colors for all your computer imaging needs, rather than several gradients of brown.
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We’ve known the world wasn’t perfectly round for many years now. It’s rather obvious.