Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains How to Prove The Earth is Round

Mindy Sparks
March 12, 2018

In the video, deGrasse Tyson used multiple experiments and examples to prove how people came to know the Earth is round, even before space travel made it possible to observe the Earth from a distance. Late a year ago, hundreds of people who believe Earth is flat attended the first annual Flat Earth International Conference, The Economist reported. At this point, the moon is sitting in the earth's shadow which at no point looks like a disk or a strip (as should be seen if the earth was a flat disk).

So why does it seem like more and more people are subscribing to the flat Earth theory?

In a Star Talk video, Neil deGrasse Tyson destroyed the flat-earthers with the cool attitude he never fails to parade.

"We have video from space of the rotating spherical Earth". I'm asking anyone out there with a friend or colleague who's a flat-earther - show this to them, flood their messengers, spam their email inboxes, reverberate the facts in a verbal fashion until they don't want to be friends with you any more. excessive?

In the video, the astrophysicist mentions three tests to check whether the earth is flat or not.


The segment could easily stop there, but Tyson digs deeper into evidence of the Earth's roundness, including shadows it casts during lunar eclipses.

And then there's the much more straightforward argument that if you watch a ship sail off, you'll eventually see it disappear into the horizon, and it would only disappear from view if it's moving on a round surface.

The flat earth society is composed of people who promote the idea that the earth is flat.

Neil deGrasse Tyson blames the educational system in the US for the perpetuation of the flat Earth theory because he doesn't think it teaches critical thinking skills.

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