RE: Why is the earth round?

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The Earth (as well as all the other planets) appears round due to the phenomenon called 'hydrostatic equilibrium.' At a sufficient mass, the gravitational force causes a planet to shape itself into a sphere, as this shape minimizes the potential energy. This is the same principle seen when water droplets form spheres in zero gravity. It's a misconception that other planets are flat - they generally follow the same spherical principle due to gravity.
Answered on July 11, 2023.
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