Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

# Any Ball/Globe, there’s a Top and Bottom, and if you “stand” on the bottom you’ll be upside down?

My Question: WHY aren’t the people at the bottom of the world in Antarctica upside down!?

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• 1 month ago

When you go to Antarctica , you're issued with boots that have a "south" polarised magnetic monopole attached to their soles --and you soon get used to them..

• 4 weeks ago

In space there is no up or down. On earth there is. The rules you apply to a globe in your hand don’t necessarily apply to one in space. This is one of the daft issues that flat earthers always get wrong.

• Anonymous
1 month ago

Because nobody told them to flip over.

• 1 month ago

They are. So what? We spent must of human history swinging upside down from trees. It's not fatal.

• 1 month ago

Because down is towards the centre of a large mass.

• Clive
Lv 7
1 month ago

Because they're on the top.  I's YOU who's upside down according to them.

• 1 month ago

No, they are NOT upside down. Relative to YOU they are upside down. The force of gravity is toward  Earth's core, or if you want to get really technical, the l center of mass of the Earth, Moon and Sun barycenter which is constantly moving and is more than 1400 miles underneath Earth's surface. Any coordinate system YOU use or assign is defined by humans and arbitrary. The laws of physics, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics don't care what humans use as a coordinate sy system.

• D50
Lv 6
1 month ago

They ARE upside-down to someone with x-ray vision who looks at them from the north pole.

• jehen
Lv 7
1 month ago

Because of the nature of gravity.  The earth is a sphere because gravity of the mass of the earth (or any large body of matter)  pulls inward to the center equally.  So no matter where you are on the globe, the force of gravity makes 'down' toward the center of the globe and 'up' away from the center of the globe.  Being upside down means what should be closer to the center of gravity is inverted and further away from the center (.e.g. your feet instead of your head toward the sky)

• 1 month ago

Earth is such a large planet that it does not have any top or bottom because you are pulled by the gravity towards the centre and hence you are on the ground which you feel is the bottom and the sky as the top but in reality you only feel that there is a top and bottom to which you have actually given an imaginary response when there is no such thing for our planet called as top and bottom or even left and right. They are all imaginary reference which our geographers have given us and we accept it as a true reality when its not.