Crossing the line
It's called Four Corners and is where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico meet. Two lines cross and ... by the idea of the equator, this great circle equidistant from the Earth's poles, a fantastic line crossing 11 countries, dividing two hemispheres ...
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 ...
Global vision: Simon Reeve looks back on five years of round-the-world travel
The idea behind the journeys was never to follow the lines too obsessively. Instead I zigzagged along them through the Tropics, and used the lines as a way of discovering more about the region blessed with the greatest natural biodiversity on Earth ...
Who Discovered The Earth is Round?
He felt sure the earth was round.” -Emma Miler Bolenius ... inventing the concepts of latitude and longitude that we still use today, and constructed the first models and maps based on a spherical Earth. Once we knew the shape and size of the Earth ...
With GPS, even when you're lost, you'll know where you are
That makes longitude lines longer than latitude, which has lines that grow smaller as they move ... you want to go meet the fans who gather there each October to listen to the seventh game of the World Series when Maz hit the shot heard round the world.