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Why NASA portrays the earth as a globe from the ISS ?

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posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: heineken

My money is on because it actually is a globe...perhaps you could just take an expedition to the edge and stop trying to convince everyone with words...wait...you can't do that? Weird...definitely a cover-up.




posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 10:11 PM
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NOOOOO! Please someone tell me this is just a giant trolling game. Please for all that is good and holy.

No one can be this ignorant. This blind. Im really having are hard time staying away from juvenile taunts. I have read so many theories. I've watched so many videos. I've had a great number of laughs and made for fun conversation with a couple coworkers. But please the "evidence" presented is funny. The tennis ball argument (water doesn't stick to a spinning tennis ball so how does it stick to the earth) is a classic. Very original. But please please these people are trolls right?



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 11:53 PM
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Im going to say this the earth is round however the space station isnt high enough to see it. The Iss at can see about 2000 miles to the horizon because of its height. That means for example it could see north America. How ever its not high enough to see the entire globe.so in an odd way your right.



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 12:30 AM
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If Flat Earth is an actual thing... Please explain to me why the Pole Star, Polaris is not visible south of the Equator. If Flat Earth is a thing, it should be visible everywhere, no?



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 01:50 AM
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If the assumption being made is that any curvature shown is entirely down to distortion introduced by the lens then it should be pretty much impossible to match the views taken by cameras in the ISS (not all of which, let's remember, have GoPro style fish eye lenses) with what Google Earth's globe view shows.

Here are just a couple of quick examples. I've made no attempt to get anything exact, it's a rough and ready back of the envelope thing. You be the judge.





Is there some barrel distortion? Probably. Does it entirely account for the fact that the curved horizon in the ISS photo matches the view Google Earth shows? No. The photos show a curved horizon because the horizon is curved. The horizon is curved because the Earth is a sphere. There is no agenda involved other than showing our beautiful globe.



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 01:52 AM
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originally posted by: dragonridr
Im going to say this the earth is round however the space station isnt high enough to see it. The Iss at can see about 2000 miles to the horizon because of its height. That means for example it could see north America. How ever its not high enough to see the entire globe.so in an odd way your right.


finally ..thank you

this is exactly what this thread is about...it's interesting why they portray a globe at that altitude.

portraying a globe form the ISS is so powerful on many I'm sure..when they see videos from ISS think they are seeing a globe..which is quiet unfair.

being presented how the earth looks from ISS by correcting the fish eye effect and don't realise that it is what they actually see..a flat disc from that altitude.

no matter how much science you know..how much love or hate there is in you.. i believe you deserve the answer why they are doing this



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 02:43 AM
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redbull's felix space jump is a very good example of portraying a globe using fish eye lens..



do you think we are seeing a globe here? with new mexico covering the whole globe?

no really..

he saw a flat disk




posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 03:35 AM
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a reply to: heineken

And here's the view of Baumgartner's shot compared with Google Earth. Note the curved horizon.



The camera used is to capture as wide a view as possible, not to try and misrepresent reality. The reality is that you can see a curved horizon from up there. No-one is claiming you can see the entire globe, but you can see the curvature of the horizon and you can see that you can't see all of the Earth - pretty big clue there.

You are implying ulterior motives with no evidence for one.

www.forbes.com...



It was beautiful -- I could see the curve of the earth below me


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posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 05:16 AM
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a reply to: heineken

Ok i see your confusion yes we are not looking at the entire globe but the reason is because of the earths curvature. At that height you can see about 2000 miles in any direction. This is the limit where the earths curve hides the rest from view. If the earth was flat it would display the entire planet.that 2000 mile limit wouldnt exist.



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 05:51 AM
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sorry but it seems you guys dont want to listen...

it's nothing more than this from up there




posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 05:59 AM
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a reply to: heineken

You do understand how big the earth is in comparison to the size and location of this camera Right? That's not 'all there is'...that's all that particular camera, in that particular place, is going to show you. Is this really this hard to comprehend?



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 09:55 AM
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hello..can you check something out...

all the balloon videos shows something consistent...the horizon lifts up with them they went up more than 200 thousand feet...quite astonishing we still see a flat disc right?



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 10:55 AM
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originally posted by: heineken
a reply to: Reverbs

thank you for your contribution...

you enjoyed the balloon video ? what you think about the hotspot "under" the sun ? it really makes the sun small ..just hovering above the clouds...now imagine if this is how it really is



See following link where the footage was analysed. See the reality!

Dogcam footage analyis link



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:37 AM
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hello..did you go through the links ?

because you know that in no way they are denying the "hotspot" is an effect of the sun, which is scary...

apart here directly from the ISS...

you guys dont think there is something 'fishy' in the curvature ?



because let's not forget the focus of the thread is on how earth looks like form the ISS, if there is an effort in portraying a globe



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: heineken
a reply to: tommyjo

hello..did you go through the links ?

because you know that in no way they are denying the "hotspot" is an effect of the sun, which is scary...


No, that is not what they say at all. What they say it is categorically not from a directly overhead close-by sun.




apart here directly from the ISS...

you guys dont think there is something 'fishy' in the curvature ?




No. A wide angled lens is exaggerating something that is there, not creating something that isn't.



because let's not forget the focus of the thread is on how earth looks like form the ISS,


Curved.




if there is an effort in portraying a globe


No effort is required, because it is a globe. No agenda is required, it's a globe.
edit on 3/12/2017 by OneBigMonkeyToo because: typo and clarity



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:50 AM
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i wish one day you can see with your eyes how earth looks from the iss

i guess u will be very pissed



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: heineken

and what is for you making the "hotspot" ?

what are you views about it? real / faked ?



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 12:19 PM
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originally posted by: heineken
a reply to: tommyjo

hello..did you go through the links ?

because you know that in no way they are denying the "hotspot" is an effect of the sun, which is scary...


What is scary is that you haven't done your analysis of the footage. You do realize that it is simply the Baltic Sea and no the sun isn't "close-by".


apart here directly from the ISS...

you guys dont think there is something 'fishy' in the curvature ?



because let's not forget the focus of the thread is on how earth looks like form the ISS, if there is an effort in portraying a globe


No. There is nothing remarkable about the image.

See footage taken by a fisheye from inside in the second video. Compare the two videos that show footage of the earth.






posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: heineken
a reply to: OneBigMonkeyToo

i wish one day you can see with your eyes how earth looks from the iss

i guess u will be very pissed


Within your life time consider how many ordinary people will have completed an orbital or sub-orbital flight? In decades to come the private space companies are going to be offering orbital flights along with the sub-orbitals. I bet that all the current prominent and very vocal flat earth believers would turn down a flight even if it was offered to them or someone offered to pay? No doubt they would claim that they had been drugged/hypnotized, etc. Imagine an orbital flight with a whole group of prominent flat earthers? It would be fun to watch!
My guess is that none of the "leading flat earthers" would take such a flight. They have too much to lose. The die-hards in the flat earth community would round on them if they came back from on orbital flight and declared that they had been proven wrong.



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: heineken
a reply to: OneBigMonkeyToo

i wish one day you can see with your eyes how earth looks from the iss

i guess u will be very pissed


Highly unlikely I will get there. However I have had the privilege of meeting in person and listening to several people who have been in Earth and lunar orbit. They tell me it's a sphere. I'll take their word over yours.



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