What Does Earth Look Like?

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  • Published on:  11/11/2013
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    EXTRA INFO & LINKS BELOW!

    Dr. Julian Bayliss' rainforest story: https://www.201tube.com/video/mni8mSS4KDU/video.html

    Cool video from CGPGrey: "How Many Countries Are There?" https://www.201tube.com/video/4AivEQmfPpk/video.html

    upside-down map: http://paulmencke.nl.dualdev.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Upside-down-World-Map.jpg

    INTERACTIVE projection site: http://www.jasondavies.com/maps/transition/

    Chromoscope: http://www.chromoscope.net/

    Mercator Puzzle: https://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/poly/puzzledrag.html

    xkcd on maps: http://xkcd.com/977/

    Earth "live": http://aa.usno.navy.mil/imagery/earth/live

    interactive gnomonic: http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/3795048

    West Wing MAPS clip: https://www.201tube.com/video/n8zBC2dvERM/video.html

    Earth from Mars: http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2012/08/10/what-does-earth-look-like-from-mars/

    Earth from Saturn: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/newsreleases/newsrelease20130722/

    "look" etymology: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=look

    wave on a string simulation: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/wave-on-a-string

    Hi-res electromagnetic spectrum: http://www.zulyzami.com/dl16?display

    Earth under different light: http://orbitingfrog.com/2008/06/25/earth-and-friends-in-multiple-wavelengths/

    Moon's shadow on Earth: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/11/04/solar_eclipse_november_solar_eclipse_pictures_and_videos.html

    Bad Astronomer on twitter: https://twitter.com/BadAstronomer

    Africa compared to big countries: http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/africa.jpg

    Map projection info:

    http://usersguidetotheuniverse.com/?p=1734
    http://nationalatlas.gov/articles/mapping/a_projections.html
    http://www.radicalcartography.net/?projectionref
    http://www.geo.hunter.cuny.edu/~jochen/gtech201/lectures/lec6concepts/map%20coordinate%20systems/how%20to%20choose%20a%20projection.htm
    http://education.nationalgeographic.co.uk/education/media/selecting-map-projection/?ar_a=1
    http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/mapproj/mapproj.html
    http://kartoweb.itc.nl/geometrics/map%20projections/mappro.html
    http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/gprojector/help/projections.html

    What we used to think Earth looked like from space: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/09/heres-what-we-thought-earth-would-look-like-from-space/

    Earth is not a perfect sphere: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=earth-is-not-round
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