More Americans are beginning to believe that the Earth is flat



According to a recent report in The Economist, America's interest in the flat Earth movement seems to be growing.

Why?

Well, walking on the surface of the Earth feels and seems flat, so more Americans are beginning to consider that all the evidence is lies from NASA.

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A great ray on Earth illuminates the solar panels on the International Space Station in this NASA image taken by astronaut Kjell Lindgren on September 2, 2015. REUTERS / NASA / Kjell Lindgren / Brochure through Reuters

Real-time color satellite image Oceania with cloud cover. This Lambert conical projection image was compiled from data acquired by LANDSAT satellites 5 and 7. Oceania with cloud cover, True Color satellite image (photo of Planet Observer / Getty Images universal image group)

True color satellite image of Africa with important rivers. This image in the Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area projection was compiled from data acquired by LANDSAT satellites 5 and 7. Africa with big rivers, True Color Satellite Image (Photo by Planet Observer / Universal Images Group through Getty Images) [19659012] True color satellite image of Asia with important rivers. This image in Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area projection was compiled from data acquired by LANDSAT satellites 5 and 7. Asia with big rivers, True Color Satellite Image (Photo by Planet Observer / Universal Images Group through Getty Images)

Satellite image of true color of South America. This image in the Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area projection was compiled from data acquired by LANDSAT satellites 5 and 7. South America, True Color Satellite Image (Photo by Planet Observer / Universal Images Group through Getty Images)

America with main rivers. This Lambert conformal conical image was compiled from data acquired by LANDSAT satellites 5 and 7. North America, with main rivers, True Color satellite image (photo of Planet Observer / Getty Images universal image group)

True color satellite image of Europe. This Lambert conformal conical image was compiled from data acquired by LANDSAT satellites 5 and 7. Europe, true color satellite image (Photo by Planet Observer / Getty Images universal image group)

A photo taken by Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA) aboard the International Space Station shows Italy, the Alps and the Mediterranean on January 25, 2016. REUTERS / NASA / Tim Peake / Brochure EDITORS OF ATTENTION – ONLY FOR EDITORIAL USE. IT IS NOT SOLD FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PHOTO WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY CHECK THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS

A photo taken by the European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station shows an Aurora over northern Canada, taken from a point north of Vancouver, January 20, 2016. The national parks of the Canadian Rockies, Banff and Jasper are visible in the foreground. The bright lights of Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary (to the left of the center) are also visible. REUTERS / NASA / Tim Peake / Brochure EDITORS OF ATTENTION – FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. IT IS NOT SOLD FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PHOTO WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY CHECK THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE FOR CUSTOMERS

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home of Super Bowl 50, as seen from the International Space Station, February 7, 2016. Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly, who took the photo, wrote: "I could see the #SuperBowl in person after all! But at 17,500MPH, it did not last long." REUTERS / NASA / Scott Kelly / Brochure ATTENTION EDITORS – FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. IT IS NOT SOLD FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PHOTO WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY CHECK THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS

The robotic arm of the Japanese Kibo laboratory successfully deploys two combined satellites from Texas universities from the International Space Station, on January 29, 2016. The pair of satellites: AggieSat4 built by students at Texas A & M University, and BEVO-2 built by students at the University of Texas – together they form the low-earth orbit navigation experiment for coupling research and autonomous test of the ship spatial (LONESTAR). REUTERS / NASA / Tim Peake / Brochure EDITORS OF ATTENTION – FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. IT IS NOT SOLD FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PHOTO WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY CHECK THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS IMAGE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE FOR CUSTOMERS

December 8, 2015

Scott Kelly ( @StationCDRKelly ): "Day 256. #MilkyWay is born 7 new stars a year , so 2 stars are born. #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace "

December 16, 2015

Scott Kelly ( @StationCDRKelly ):" #EarthArt overcomes your mountains with rock and grit #YearInSpace "

December 3, 2015

Scott Kelly ( @StationCDRKelly ):" Day 251. Greetings to my friends in #Macedonia. #GoodNight from @space_station! @ Kevinbleyer "[19659026] Scott Kelly ( @StationCDRKelly ): "#Auckland #NewZealand, I'm sorry, we do not see you much during your day, but you look great there. #YearInSpace"

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly , who recently spent half of his one-year mission on the International Space Station, photographed the I Nile during a night fly over. Kelly ( @StationCDRKelly ) wrote: "Day 179. The #Nile at night is a beautiful sight for these sore eyes. Good evening from @ space_station! #YearInSpace". (Photo via NASA)

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured images and video from the International Space Station during a morning overflight in the United States. Sharing with his social media followers, Kelly wrote: "Clear skies over much of the US Today. #GoodMorning from @ Space_Station! #YearInSpace." (Photo via NASA)

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this picture of small islets in the Bahamas and the prominent tidal channels that cut between them. For astronauts, this is one of the most recognizable points on the planet.

The chain of keys, which extends 14.24 kilometers (8.9 miles) in this image, extends westward from Great Exuma Island (just outside the image on the right). Exuma is known to be remote from the larger islands of the Bahamas, and is rich in private keys and with a true history of pirates (including Captain Kidd)

(Photo via NASA, Title through M. Justin Wilkinson, State of Texas University, Jacobs Contract at NASA-JSC)

Kjell Lindgren ( @ astro_kjell ): "#London Beautiful in daylight, even more beautiful at night".

CRATER MANICOUAGAN, CANADA

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Pico de Orizaba, Mexico (NASA, International Space Station, 02/10/11)

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Brasilia, Brazil at Night (NASA, International Space Station, 08/01/11)

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Ice Floes, Kamchatka Coast, Russia (NASA) , International Space Station, 03/15/12)

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Nile River seen from space

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Japan, Narita , View of the earth. (Photo by: JTB / UIG via Getty Images) (Photo by: JTB Photo / UIG via Getty Images)

The Grand Canyon Yarlung Zangpo (or Tsangpo Gorge) in Tibet is the deepest canyon in the world, and the longest than the Grand Canyon. February 25, 2004. (Photo by: Universal History Archive / UIG through Getty Images)

The city of Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and extends along the Firth of Forth. April 29, 2006. (Photo by: Universal History Archive / UIG via Getty Images)

The place in the United States where four states come together: the area of ​​the four corners in the western United States. The states of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico share a common ground. June 11, 2001. (Photo by: Universal History Archive / UIG through Getty Images)

Salzkammergut, Austria. Large parts of the region were cataloged as World Heritage in 1997. June 22, 2003. Satellite image. (Photo by: Universal History Archive / UIG through Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – JULY 18: A view of the Earth during a solar eclipse. The shadow of the Moon can be seen darkening part of the Earth. This shadow moves across the Earth at almost 2,000 kilometers per hour. Only the observers near the center of the dark circle see a total solar eclipse; others see a partial eclipse in which only a part of the Sun appears blocked by the Moon. This spectacular image of the solar eclipse of August 11, 1999 was one of the last taken from the Mir space station. Mir was discharged after more than ten years of use. * Image credit *: Center National d & # 39; Etudes Spatiales (Photo by NASA / SSPL / Getty Images)

IN SPACE – AUGUST 31: In this satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the tropical storm Ernesto (R) is shown at 9:45 a.m. EDT is shown to the east of northern Florida, while Hurricane John heads toward the west coast of Mexico August 31, 2006. [Foto de NOAA a través de Getty Images]

August 11: This satellite brochure from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that the storm Tropical Charley approaches Jamaica on the morning of August 11, 2004. The storm is expected to traverse Jamaica and Cuba before reaching the Gulf of Mexico later in the week. (Photo by NOAA through Getty Images)

Rub Al Khali, a sandy desert southeast of Saudi Arabia; the sand dunes are sculpted and moved by the winds, in blue the clay subsoil, and in white the crusts of salt left by the oueds in the rainy season., Rub Al Khali Desert, Saudi Arabia, true color satellite image (Photo by Planet Observer / Universal Images Group through Getty Images)

NOT SPECIFIED: Clouds and sunglint as seen during the space shuttle Discovery's STS-96 mission. (Photo by SSPL / Getty Images)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, UNITED STATES: A view of the Puna de Atacama area of ​​Argentina 24 Janaury of the US space shuttle Endeavor at an altitude of 160 nautical miles as part of EarthKAM involving 51 schools Three-nation Intermals Endeavor is docked at the Russian Mir space station for five days of joint scientific operations and transfer of supplies to the Russian space station. AFP PHOTO / NASA (Photo credit should read AFP / AFP / Getty Images)

Moon over northeastern Greenland

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Only in September, Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, a rapper commonly known as BoB, started a GoFundMe campaign to find the Earth's curve and prove once and for all if our planet is really round. And earlier this month, 500 "Flat-Earthers" gathered in North Carolina to celebrate the first annual Flat Earth International conference.

Although the conspiracy theory that states that the Earth is simply a flat disk hanging in space is nothing new. The Economist discovered that there has been a resurgence of belief since 2013, as shown in the magazine chart below.

According to the previous Google Trends data, an unbiased sample of Google's search data, looking for "flat land" have more than tripled in recent years.

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The data indicated a peak in "flat earth" searches from approximately 30 to more than 80 in search interest when BoB he tweeted about the conspiracy theory in January 2016.

The data started to fall shortly thereafter, but reappeared a year later when NBA player Kyrie Irving said the Earth was flat during a podcast with his teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson.

"This is not even a conspiracy theory," Irving said. "The Earth is flat."

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You see the brightness of the planet with an oblique view of the area of ​​the Mediterranean Sea, including the Nile River with its delta and the Sinai Peninsula, in this NASA photograph of October 15, 2011, taken by a member of the Expedition 29 crew on board of the International Space Station. Some areas of the photo, such as the river delta and the river delta, appear as the brightest areas due to artificial lighting (mainly incandescent) or artificial lighting reflected on nearby surfaces. The other areas appear to be illuminated naturally by moonlight, starlight or backscattered light from the atmosphere, according to NASA. Photograph taken on October 15, 2011. REUTERS / NASA / Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. IT IS NOT SOLD FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS

A composite image released by NASA on April 12, 2017 showing the entire western hemisphere at night. The main challenge in night satellite images is to take into account the phases of the moon, which constantly varies the amount of light that shines on Earth, although in a predictable way. Likewise, seasonal vegetation, clouds, aerosols, snow and ice, and even weak atmospheric emissions (such as air brightness and auroras) change the way light is observed in different parts. of the world. This map of night lights is based on images from 2016. Image of the NASA Earth Observatory by Joshua Stevens, using data from Suomi NPP VIIRS by Miguel Román, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Brochure through REUTERS EDITORS OF ATTENTION – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

NASA satellite image shows the United States, Mexico and Canada at night in this badembled compound from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. The image was possible thanks to the "day-night band" of the new satellite of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near infrared and uses techniques from filtered to observe weak signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, forest fires and reflected moonlight. REUTERS / NASA / Robert Simmon / NOAA / Department of Defense / Brochure (UNITED STATES – Tags: TECHNOLOGY OF SCIENCE IN THE ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. IT IS NOT SOLD FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS

An image of the NASA Earth Observatory launched on December 5, 2012 shows Great Britain, Ireland and part of Western Europe as it appeared at night of March 27, 2012. The image was acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite. The image is based on data collected by VIIRS "day-night band", which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe signals such as gas flares, auroras, forest fires, lights of the city, and reflected the light of the moon. REUTERS / NASA Earth Observatory / Brochure (TECHNOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE SCIENCE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. IT IS NOT SOLD FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS

North Korea (the dark area) and South Korea at night are seen in an undated photograph of NASA from the International Space Station. The clarity of the nighttime image is possible thanks to the NightPod of the European Space Agency, installed at the station in 2012, according to a press release from NASA. It incorporates a motorized tripod that compensates for the speed of the station of approximately 17,500 mph and the movement of the Earth below. REUTERS /
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A NASA brochure published on December 5, 2012 of a composite image of Asia and Australia at night, badembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. The image was made possible by the "day and night band" of the satellite of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near infrared and uses techniques filtering to observe weak signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, forest fires and reflected moonlight. REUTERS / NASA Earth Observatory / Handout (SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. IT IS NOT SOLD FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS

The location of permanent lights in North America is shown in this image from NASA's October 23, 2000 brochure. This image of city lights was created with data from the Line Scanning Operational System (MDS) of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) that was originally designed to view clouds in the moonlight. The brightest areas on Earth are the most urbanized, but not necessarily the most populated. REUTERS / NASA / Brochure. ONLY FOR EDITORIAL USE. IT IS NOT ON SALE OF MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

*** CAPTION CORRECTION *** UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 19, 2016: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain are illuminated from space by buildings and lampposts in the United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2016.

Look towards the surface of the Earth from the International Space Station. Throughout 2016, astronauts on board the ISS have been documenting the ever-changing face of the Earth, capturing vast deserts, isolated mountainous regions and bustling cities. The great space station orbits the Earth at an altitude of 205 and 270 miles, and travels the planet an incredible 15.5 times a day. Although the Earth has a circumference of 40,075 km, each Earth orbit only takes 92.65 minutes in the ISS.

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** * CAPTION CORRECTION ** * RIVER NILE – DECEMBER 5, 2016: The Nile River is illuminated by street lights of the city and buildings, making it visible from the International Space Station on the Nile River, 5 December 2016.

Look towards the surface of the Earth from the International Space Station. Throughout 2016, astronauts on board the ISS have been documenting the ever-changing face of the Earth, capturing vast deserts, isolated mountainous regions and bustling cities. The great space station orbits the Earth at an altitude of 205 and 270 miles, and travels the planet an incredible 15.5 times a day. Although the Earth has a circumference of 40,075 km, each Earth orbit only takes 92.65 minutes in the ISS.

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SPACE – 6 FEBRUARY: The Atlantic coast of the United States taken at night from the International Space Station on February 6, 2012 in space. A crew member of Expedition 30 aboard the International Space Station took this nighttime photograph of much of the Atlantic coast of the United States. Large metropolitan areas and other easily recognizable sites in the Virginia / Maryland / Washington, D.C. area. They are visible in the image that extends almost to Rhode Island. Boston is out of frame on the right. Long Island and the area of ​​the city of New York are visible in the lower right quadrant. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are near the center. Parts of two Russian vehicles parked in the orbital position are in the foreground on the left. PHOTOGRAPH BY NASA / Barcroft Media / Barcoft Media via Getty Images




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When pressed to explain himself, Irving started talking about "particular groups" and a mysterious "them" that he wanted to convince to the world that the Earth is round.

Those observations soared in the sky "flat earth" searches to 100 in February, which is the maximum search interest for Google.

Related searches appear to have decreased only a little since then, staying above a search interest of 60.

At this time, however, searches for "flat land" are around 90. [19659086] More than Aol.com :

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