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But... how can there be any "up" or "down" in outer space far from the
Earth? Photographs of the planet Earth CAN'T EVER BE UPSIDE DOWN!!! When
looking at the Earth from space, "down" is TOWARDS THE EARTH!
Obviously many people have fallen for a misconception that "north is up"
on all maps, therefor any map is "upside down" if south appears at the
top. Unfortunately, this has nothing to do with reality, and is just a
convention created by humans. It is a powerful idea though, so powerful
that few escape its control. Me, I should know better, but even so, I see
the little Earth-GIF as being "upside down."
[EDIT] WOW! The original
famous "Blue Marble" photo of the Earth from
1972 was originally "upside down!" People didn't like it, so NASA turned
it "rightside up." Lol.
I guess I should make a GIF that shows Antarctica in the center of the
image, and the rest of the continents as being a thin line all around the
"edge" of the planet.
But that will do nothing to help cure my "Mercator Map Braindamage", which forces me to believe that Greenland is enormous, and Canada is about as large as China!
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