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    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/...an-woods-hole/

    Satellite measurement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    sorry one good hand - other burned (not serious)
    Must. suppress. naughty. comment...

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    Cool link. I didn't get one bit - where there is a mountain underneath it says there will be a bulge. Why not the other way around. Or do they mean an inverted mountain like a deep bit ?

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    Joe - I should have known that was the brand of sympathy I'd get....


    I liked the picture and the details were interesting. I'm on a perpetual quest to understand how long a mile is.

    I'd love a more authoritative source. I consider Fox news slightly better than Ouija Board for making sense and less honest.

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    Greater mass density under the ocean's surface will pull in water from the surrounding areas, making a mound of water above that area. There are also areas of lower gravity (such as some zones in the Indian Ocean of lower avverage density rocks) that result in a net dimple because the lower gravity can't hold the water in place and it flows out to the surrounding areas.

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    I didn't know that, and it's fairly awesome.

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