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Let’s get to the core of it, shall we?
The Daily Rabbit Hole: The center of our solar system, isn’t actually the sun.
“… since Jupiter is the heaviest (planet) it has the biggest effect (on gravity), pulling the center of the solar system outside the surface of the sun”
I was recently bored on a flight and started moving the flight tracker around on the screen in front of me. It was dawning on me as I moved around the map that things seemed to not line up properly with what I’m used to seeing on the maps of the world. My natural curiosity led me to want to start searching, but I was stuck without Internet and was left to my own devices.
I’ve discussed how the size of countries on the map isn’t accurate before, but where things are actually located is a different animal entirely. Take for instance Lebanon, Kansas. It is the central-most city in the continental United States and if you look at a map …
… it’s easy to get caught up visually bending the East and West sides around mentally and conclude that if you were to burrow through the center of the Earth you’d end up in in one of the “stan” countries.
Alas, the direct opposite of Lebanon, Kansas is in the middle south Indian Ocean. Of course, those of you smarter than me probably already figured that.
The ‘Wait, What?’ Vortex: Earth’s inner core is growing lopsided.
Two things made me stop and literally say, “wait, what” in that sentence. It’s growing? And it’s lopsided??
The Center of the Internet …
Doesn’t exist. But! Here are 40 maps that help you better understand it from the people over at Vox.
Of all of them, this one is of particular interest to me for numerous reasons but I think you will find it fascinating.
Tweets visualized as the sun rises and sets:
There’s an argument to be made that the center of the Internet moves with time.
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