From parallel lines that never meet, to the Pythagorean theorem discussed in ... Most people would guess New York, but surprisingly they’re at almost the same latitude, with Rome being just a bit farther north. On the usual map of the world (the ...
Squaring the circle
THE images of Mars that the Mariner 9 spacecraft sent back to earth ... south circles meet at the poles. On Mercator's map, they are parallel. So east-west distances widen artificially, the higher or lower you go. To compensate, lines of map latitude ...
That land is your land
They boarded the Halifax Packet for Falmouth, England. Dixon never returned to America ... a "wedge" to go with the 12-mile circle that created the state's northernmost border. The Mason-Dixon survey line did not meet up with the circle.
Precipitation field experiment wraps up in western NC
The outpost – located in a rural part of North Carolina along the South Carolina line west of Charlotte — was part ... between the Artic and Antarctic circles (65º north latitude and 65º south latitude). This not only gives researchers a more ...
Summer solstice explained: What's happening in space?
The Earth rotates around the sun, always tilted on its axis at a 23.5-degree angle. Because of this tilt, the latitudes of 23.5 degrees north and 23.5 degrees south are important. The line at this latitude above ... there would never be a winter or summer.