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What would life be like on Earth if it were flat?

Many people still think of the Earth as flat. They might change their mind if they realized the ways that would make life on a flat planet strange.

What would life be like on Earth if it were flat?
What would life be like on a flat earth? Photo credit: Shutterstock / AuntSpray

We live on a spherical planet, slightly flattened at the poles. The shape of the Earth should no longer be debated, as science has confirmed it time and time again. Despite this, there are still people who believe that we are living on a huge record . Researchers have already carried out work to show how ridiculous a flat planet would be. Here are a few.

No gravity on a flat earth

Gravity as we know it would change dramatically. On a spherical planet, it is the same for all objects, no matter where they are on the surface. A flat Earth would have no gravity , and a disk-shaped planet would not be possible under actual gravity conditions, according to the calculations of mathematician and physicist James Clerk Maxwell in the

What would life be like on Earth if it were flat?

An absence of atmosphere

Without gravity , a flat Earth could not have an atmosphere. It is the force of gravity that keeps this veil around our planet. And without this protective blanket, all life forms would be exposed to the void of space. This would lead to asphyxiation within seconds, zoologist Luis Villazon wrote in BBC Science Focus magazine. In addition, the water would evaporate in the void of space. The surface temperature would also drop, causing the remaining water to freeze quickly.

Water at the center of the planetary disk

If the Earth were a huge disk, the geographic North Pole would be in the middle of the disk. The existence of gravity would cause him to concentrate at this point. Precipitation would also gravitate towards this point. The further away from the center, the more horizontal the precipitation would be. Water from rivers and oceans also collects in the center of the huge structure, according to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in the United States.

No GPS

GPS would not exist. It would indeed be difficult to put satellites into orbit around a flat planet . “  There are a number of satellite missions that society depends on that just wouldn’t work,  ” said James David , a geophysicist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Much more trying trips

The trips would be much longer and more trying. Traveling on a spherical planet is much more convenient than on a large disk.

An absence of magnetosphere

On a flat Earth, without a solid core to generate a magnetic field , the protective layer that is the magnetosphere would cease to exist. We could no longer admire the Northern Lights. Most worrying is that we would be unprotected against solar radiation.READ ALSO:   According to this (conspiratorial) theory Trump would be an immortal alien who voluntarily contracted Covid-19

A difficulty for astronomical observations

The starry nights would be the same regardless of the observation point on a disc planet. Humanity would then miss many astronomical discoveries.

No storms

The devastating rotating nature of tropical storms stems from the Coriolis effect of the spherical Earth. Storms in the northern hemisphere rotate clockwise and those in the southern hemisphere counterclockwise. However, on a flat, stationary planet, no Coriolis effect would be generated. The absence of this effect means the absence of hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones.

Source : Neozone

Par Jules Bercy

A writer a blogger passionate about science, history politics, the general knowledge of our planet and the Universe...

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