• Question: is the earth flat?

    Asked by 687ensp33 to Kathryn, Graeme, Chris, Anne, Agnes, Adam on 12 Nov 2018. This question was also asked by saraoneill20.
    • Photo: Agnes Wojtusiak

      Agnes Wojtusiak answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      Nope! If it was, your GPS wouldn’t work.

    • Photo: Anne Green

      Anne Green answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      No. There’s lots of observational evidence/proof that the Earth is a sphere. For instance the ancient Greeks showed that the surface of the Earth was curved by looking at how the length of the shadow cast by a stick changes with location. The constellations of stars also look different from different points on the Earth’s surface. And astronauts have seen the curvature of the Earth from space.

    • Photo: Adam McGuinness

      Adam McGuinness answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      Great answer Anne!

    • Photo: Kathryn

      Kathryn answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      The moon looks different depending if you are on the northern and southern hemisphere. Note the term Hemisphere.

      The earth is spherical.

    • Photo: Graeme Poole

      Graeme Poole answered on 13 Nov 2018:

      No, it really is a sphere.