How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

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3Blue1Brown: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYO_jab_esuFRV4b17AJtAw

3Blue1Brown fractal dimension video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB9n2gHsHN4

Mathologer video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhbuKbxJsk8

Distance to horizon calculator: http://www.ringbell.co.uk/info/hdist.htm

Earth curvature calculator: http://earthcurvature.com/

US cross section: https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/22cco7/us_elevation_profile_from_la_to_nyc_oc_1139x442/

Scott Kelly ISS earth pic: https://twitter.com/stationcdrkelly/status/618407818962575360?lang=en

names of large numbers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_large_numbers

Earth’s surface fractal dimension: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a129664.pdf

Improbable research pancake study: http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i3/kansas.html

State flatness paper: http://www.disruptivegeo.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/FlatMap_GeographicalReview_DobsonCampbell_2013Nov.pdf

Mental floss article on flat states: http://mentalfloss.com/article/58976/kansas-really-flatter-pancake

Lake Islands: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_island

XKCD What If? bowling ball Earth: https://what-if.xkcd.com/46/

West Virginia map: https://store.usgs.gov/product/109169

Is Earth as smooth as a billiard ball? https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/10763/is-earth-as-smooth-as-a-billiard-ball

WPA rules: http://wpapool.com/rule-regulations/

Billiard ball surface scan paper: http://billiards.colostate.edu/bd_articles/2013/june13.pdf

What state people think of as flat: http://americangeo.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/AGSGeographicKnowledgeValuesSurveyFinal.pdf

Roche limit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roche_limit
https://www.quora.com/Why-arent-we-affected-by-the-Roche-Limit-Earth-is-clearly-larger-than-us
https://www.quora.com/Does-the-Roche-limit-apply-to-our-human-launched-satellites-and-other-orbiting-bodies-of-Earth

Hey What’s That? http://www.heywhatsthat.com

Field of view: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_of_view

Angular diameter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angular_diameter

Spherical cap calculator: http://www.1728.org/sphere.htm

amount of sphere seen from distance calculator: http://www.neoprogrammics.com/spheres/visible_fraction_of_surface.php

seeing Earth as a disc: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/64253/distance-away-from-earth-to-see-it-as-a-full-disk

how high to see the curvature of Earth? https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/questions/7283/how-high-must-one-be-for-the-curvature-of-the-earth-to-be-visible-to-the-eye

Earth from moon pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/sets/72157658976934006/

Star magnitude calculator: http://www.mesacc.edu/~kev2077220/flash/magcalc.html

Star distances: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/20eyvg/what_is_the_average_distance_of_the_stars_that_we/

list of stars with resolved images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stars_with_resolved_images

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3d animations by Eric Langlay https://www.youtube.com/user/ericdraven30

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20 Responses

  1. Rosetta Walker says:

    Vsauce, how fast can “fast” get?

  2. John F. Kennedy says:

    What would happen if you flew a plane over the speed of sound and droped a bomb would you ever hear the “BOOM”?

  3. Blake Bauman says:

    Vsause is back!

    Or is he….And what is “BACK”?

  4. Mouse138 says:

    Okay, Michael Stevens is a brilliant man, but his transitions are just… oh, god.
    “This is the most handsome jack-in -the box ever created. Ever. Everest. Mount Everest.”

  5. MCGmobslayer says:

    I think he just destroyed that one Flat Earth theory😂 the one about the horizon to be specific

  6. Andy's Youtube says:

    Vsauce…did you just assume the earth’s shape…?

  7. Jimmy Trumpold says:

    YES
    YES
    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  8. Trevor Estrada says:

    Earth is made of Mandelbrot sets? Holeeeshyt

  9. Im DeadInside says:

    3 : 24
    -Here we have Vsauce Having some fun-

  10. XXX_insane_gamer_XXX says:

    all of it place a mirror behind it and look at it from space

  11. Ammar Elbehery says:

    “Earth is made of stuff” – Michael Stevens 2017

  12. Llama God says:

    1:42
    *_O H G O D N O H E S A I D I T !_*

  13. Cole Current says:

    Hey vcause, Michael here. Black lives matter… or do they?

  14. Wormwood says:

    Oh Michael, always ending your vids on a depressive note… ily <3

  15. Night knight says:

    But where are you really?

  16. Miku Cat says:

    How the hell does handsome turn into Everest? wtf

  17. LegendaryT says:

    You know, middle earth is flat!

  18. Ironight says:

    Did anyone notice the us map came from map porn? XD

  19. Tommi lee says:

    Controlled opposition? Am i rite ? Shillsauce.

  20. Fernando Anguiano says:

    you can see all of earth because the earth is flat

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