USE UPS NEXT DAY AIR FOR ANY USA ORDER BEFORE 11AM ET *TODAY* 12/19/2014 TO GET YOUR PACKAGE IN TIME FOR XMAS - PLEASE SEE OUR SHIPPING DEADLINE NOTICE FOR MORE DETAILS!

April 1, 2011 AT 5:57 pm

Gravity satellite yields ‘Potato Earth’ view

Earth Spin 26

BBC News – Gravity satellite yields ‘Potato Earth’ view

It looks like a giant potato in space. And yet, the information in this model is the sharpest view we have of how gravity varies across the Earth. The globe has been released by the team working on Europe’s Goce satellite. It is a highly exaggerated rendering, but it neatly illustrates how the tug we feel from the mass of rock under our feet is not the same in every location. Gravity is strongest in yellow areas; it is weakest in blue ones.


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.