ATTRACTIVE LIKE MAGNETS. PLUS PRETTY!
A European spacecraft has mapped the Earth's gravity with unrivalled precision - a feat that may ultimately help scientists predict earthquakes.
Scientists say the images will be crucial in measuring ocean circulation, sea-level change and ice dynamics - all driven by gravity - as the planet warms in response to climate change.
From the measurements, scientists have created a computer model called a geoid that shows what the Earth would look like if its shape was altered to make gravity equal at every point - an "ideal global ocean".
The map, revealed by scientists from the European Space Agency at a workshop in Munich this week, shows the areas of strongest gravity in yellow and the weakest in blue.
A geoid, huh? More like an Everlasting Gobstopper! *licking monitor* Mmmm, tastes like Mountain Dew! "Of course it does numbnuts, I can see where you spilled Dew on the screen." Wait -- now it's Cheetos! "Trying to grab 3-D internet titties?" THEY LOOK SO REAL.
Gravity's impact on Earth revealed in brilliant colour [sydneymorningherald]
Thanks to Joseph, who agrees this is all a conspiracy BECAUSE MAGNETS DON'T STICK TO THE GROUND. Try explaining that one, "science"!