Earth’s Gravity Revealed in Unprecedented Detail

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How the Earth would look like if its shape were distorted to make gravity the same everywhere on its surface. Areas of strongest gravity are in yellow and weakest in blue. Animation: European Space Agency

Excerpts from the European Space Agency and from Guardian UK, Ian Sample

After just two years in orbit, ESA’s GOCE satellite, A European spacecraft that skims the upper reaches of the atmosphere, has gathered enough data to map Earth’s gravity with unrivalled precision…

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