Shape of The Earth

Shape of the Earth may refer to:

  • Figure of the Earth, scientific measurement of the Earth's shape.
  • Flat Earth, a model of the Earth as a flat plane or disk.
  • Spherical Earth, a model of the Earth as a sphere or oblate spheroid.

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