The Earth Is Not Round

Bethesda MD (SPX) Oct 19, 2010 ![][1] Some 50 years ago, when the first artificial satellite was launched, it was generally thought the Earth was spherical in shape. Of course, the existence of surface anomalies such as mountains, valleys and ocean floor contours were well known, but not well understood in terms of their effects on satellite orbits near the Earth. Studies of the moon’s motion had given some indication that the

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