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Posts tagged curve of the earth

August 14, 2007

 

Cloudy sky over landscape

A Cloud Magnet

If you look at the sky on a cloudy day, you will find more clouds near the horizon than directly overhead. Why? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Moon and its Orbit

You can see this more easily by imagining what would happen if the earth were flat. The moon would still travel in a horizontal line above the ground; but because it’s also falling, it would come closer and closer to the flat earth until it collided.

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