The Earth looks flat in this photo taken from space

Illustration for article titled The Earth looks flat in this photo taken from space

Believe it or not, some idiots think that Earth doesn't rotate and others still think that Earth is flat. I'm sure the latter group would love this picture just taken by our space Captain America—astronaut Reid Wiseman. The angles on those two coasts converging makes Earth's spheroidal surface look strangely flat.

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The image shows the south tip of Morocco and the north top Western Sahara, an old Spanish colony now occupied by the Kingdom of Morocco.

Illustration for article titled The Earth looks flat in this photo taken from space

According to Peter Adams on Twitter, "the line on the left is a 100km conveyor from the Bou Craa mine."


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I have been looking at this all day and can't figure out what the illumination is in the Atlantic. Anyone know? Is it just a flat layer of cloud haze?

The land looks like paintbrush strokes. Gorgeous!