• Question: why is the world round

    Asked by b1ll to Cathal, Daphne, Darren, Jon, Katherine on 15 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by orangesandpeaches.
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      Jon Benton answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      This is due to gravity. As the mass of the Earth is so great the force of gravity pulls everything together into the most efficient shape – a sphere. This is a process known as hydrostatic equilibrium. That is why the earth is round. Gravity!