Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Discussion

Discussion Forum : UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Section 10 (Q.No. 1)
Which one of the following closely represents the shape of the earth?
Oblate spheroid
Prolate spheroid
Answer: Option
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Umesh H A, said:   5 years ago
During earth's rotation, its shape will be Oblate spherical.

During no rotation it's shape is ellipsoid.

James said:   5 years ago
The correct answer is C.

Shaharukh said:   5 years ago
The Correct option is C.

ANKUR BHATT said:   6 years ago
C must be the correct one.

Chhaya said:   6 years ago
The Correct answer is C.

Manish said:   6 years ago
The Correct answer is C.

Suresh said:   6 years ago
The oblate spheroid, or oblate ellipsoid, is an ellipsoid of revolution obtained by rotating an ellipse about its shorter axis. It is the regular geometric shape that most nearly approximates the shape of the Earth. A spheroid describing the figure of the Earth or other celestial body is called a reference ellipsoid.

Suresh chandra said:   6 years ago
Option c is right answer.

Ars said:   7 years ago
Due to its rotation, the Earth (like all rotating planets) has a slightly distorted shape. The rotational momentum tends to force the matter to bunch up in the middle. In the case of the Earth, this "middle" is the equator. Oblate Spheroid. The true shape of the Earth called an Oblate Spheroid.

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