The only thing is that not everyone is convinced by the incredible shots. You guessed it: flat Earther are not have it.
Jessica Meir is an astronaut who currently loves life on board the ISS, the space station in orbit around the Earth which is a joint project between five space agencies: NASA (USA), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe) and CSA (Canada).
The ISS orbits the Earth at a height of around 250 miles (400 km), which means that Meir is getting pretty incredible views.
Sharing the photos of the “ever-changing skyline” he witnesses, Meir tweeted: “The first orientation might make more sense to you, but for me this is the ever-changing skyline @Space station (photo 3). Perspective.
“The constant traffic of visiting vehicles creates different panoramas. Now the # Canadarm2 keeps #Cygnus company after @SpaceX # Dragon’s departure. “
While many social media users thanked Meir for sharing the “beautiful” images, some decided that they simply weren’t satisfied.
One tweeted: “Sor from 400km above the ground can you see the whole round earth? Yes, very credible. “
Someone else said, “Nice try with the fish eye, but it’s flat. “
A third wrote: “Yes. That is fish eye lens. Make the earth round. In fact, the the earth is flat! “
Another asked doubtfully: “Why do you guys always use fish eye lenses? “
If you are one of the unbelievers, NASA has analyzed everything for you in a practical post on its website entitled “How Do We Know Earth Is Round?”.
It is read: “Humans know that the Earth has been round for over 2000 years! The ancient Greeks measured the shadows during the summer solstice and also calculated the circumference of the Earth. They used star and constellation positions to estimate distances on Earth.
“They could also see the round shadow of the planet on the moon during a lunar eclipse. (We can still see it during the lunar eclipse.)
“Scientists today use geodesy, which is science to measure the shape, gravity and rotation of the Earth. Geodesy provides accurate measurements that show that the Earth is round. With GPS and other satellites, scientists can measure the size and shape of the Earth within one centimeter. Images from space also show that the Earth is round like the moon.
“Even though our planet is a sphere, it is not a perfect sphere. Due to the force caused when the Earth rotates, the North and South poles are slightly flat. The rotation of the Earth, the wobbly movement and other forces are causing the planet very slowly, but it’s still round. “