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Why Earth is not flat | The Flat Earth Conspiracy

The flat Earth conspiracy debunked

An illustration of what a flat Earth would look like.
A rendered picture of the flat Earth model. The white around the outside of the globe is an ‘Ice Wall’, preventing people from falling off the surface of the earth. Source: Trekky0623 via Wikimedia
A series of seven images of the Moon. Each image shows the Earth’s curved shadow crossing over the face of the Moon.

A sequential view of a lunar eclipse shows Earth’s shadow crossing the face of the Moon. The shadow’s shape is curved because Earth is spherical. Source: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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A picture of the round Earth captured by an astronaut from the international space station.

The curvature of the Earth is visible in this 2014 photo, which ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti snapped from the International Space Station. Source: NASA/Samantha Cristoforetti

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