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Why Earth Isn't Flat, And Why You Wouldn't Fall Off Of It Even If It Was

Some people seriously think that the Earth is flat. No one can save them. But the always thinking Vsauce explores the possibility and tries to figure out if the Earth actually could be flat in his latest video and details some rather interesting things about a flat Earth: that life would suck on it and that we couldn’t fall off of it.


New Information On The Invisible Belt That Saves Earth From Radiation

A NASA-led study of the Van Allen radiation belts has uncovered new information about the invisible “shield” that keeps harmful ultrarelativistic electrons from the Earth. Just last year, the probes reported the existence of a new, previously-unknown third belt thousands of kilometres above the Earth.


The Most Accurate, Highest Resolution Video Of Earth Ever Made

This Earth video created by James Tyrwhitt-Drake using footage from the Elektro-L weather satellite — a Russian satellite that takes one 121-megapixel image of Earth every 30 minutes — is the highest resolution video of our home planet ever created. Watch it in all its 4K glory here.


A Cool Image Of The Moon Orbiting Earth Taken From Outer Space

Briefly: I can’t have enough of these shots of the moon and the Earth taken by the Chang’e 5 spacecraft. Here’s the opposite side of the amazing image of Earth taken outside lunar orbit. You can see Africa, the Arabian peninsula on the left, and Australia entering the night on the right.


Amazing New Image Of The Earth And The Moon Taken Outside Lunar Orbit

Briefly: China’s National Space Agency has released this stunning image of the Earth and the Moon from an extraordinary vantage point. Taken yesterday by their Chang’e 5 spacecraft on, the photo shows the far side of the moon with the Earth on the background.


All The Planets In The Solar System Fit Between The Earth And The Moon

Briefly: I never thought of this, but you can fit all the planets in the Solar System back to back into the distance from the Earth to the moon — about 384,400km — with room to spare: 8030km. Seeing it visualised really gives you a good idea of how much empty space is out there.


The Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Within A Single Lifetime

Earth’s magnetic field is constantly shifting, and roughly every 200,000 to 300,000 years it flips north and south completely. We’re currently overdue for a switcheroo — and scientists now say it could happen in a time as short as 100 years, potentially altering life in unexpected ways.


This Chrome Extension Turns New Tabs Into Aerial Art

Want an easy way to liven up your day? Download the new Earth View from Google Maps extension for Chrome. It shows you a striking new satellite image every time you open a new tab, and it’s delightful.


I'll Never Get Tired Of Breathtaking Flyby Videos Of Earth From Space

I can’t even begin to imagine how incredible it must be to be an astronaut and see Earth from space like this. It can’t ever get old, right? I mean, I’m amazed every time I see one of these flyby videos and I’m just watching on YouTube.


What Would Happen If Every Human On Earth Died?

Let’s cross our fingers and hope that we never experience this, but what would happen if every human on the planet was eradicated?