Tag Archives: Earth

Hexagon on Earth?

It looks like polar hexagons are a consequence of a polar projection of close packed cyclones at just the right aspect ratio such that curves on the surface become lines in projection. At least, that’s the Smith Theory Of Planetary Hexagons… Continue reading

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Fundamental Laws Of Nature

42 Ways to talk about Air, Water, Fire, Earth, and plasma physics vs meta-physics Continue reading

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orbis terrarum

What does Latin tell us about the understanding of a round earth in ancient Rome? Continue reading

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Can the Earth Crust Slip?

Given that the liquid part of the earth’s core is about as viscous as water, why can’t the crust have a ‘pole shift’? Continue reading

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