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Why Are so Many Objects in the Universe Round?

On the shape of soap bubbles and the observable universe itself

This Blue Marble picture from NASA shows just how perfect of a sphere the Earth actually is. However, because of its rotation, the Earth has a slight bulge of 26 miles (41 km) at its equator, making it an oblate spheroid.

In one of the most beautiful renditions of the night sky, Vincent Van Gogh depicts the stars not as mere pinpricks of light on the supple dark backdrop of empty space, but as turbulent and lyrical circles of paint, each warm center enlaced with the husk of loving, unflinching…

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Ella Alderson

Ella Alderson

Astrophysics student, writer for over a decade. A passion for language and the unexplored universe. I aim to marry poetry and science. ella.aldrsn@gmail.com

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