Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rotating Potato actually gravity map of Earth

PLANETARY PULL from Science News on Vimeo.

^that there is a gravitational map of earth.

Gathered date from the European Space Agency’s GOCE satellite.
The satellite launched back in 2009 uses multiple accelerometers (like the one in your phone but much cooler) to measure exactly how the earths gravity is tugging on it.
The blue is the normal gravity and the red and yellow are deviations.

This new research is designed to help us better understand tidal currents and our earth as a whole..

This video has been lovingly named the "Rotating Potato" by many scientists.


  1. neeto. so the change in elevation affect the gravitational pull? that sounds logical

  2. I wonder how much does this affects our lives.


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