Fact : Do you know ? Gravity is almost equal at all places of earth crust but still there are some exceptions.

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Do you know there is less gravity in few areas of Canada with respect to other parts of earth.

In the 1960s, scientists began to chart Earth’s gravitational fields. You would expect that gravity be the same across the world. It’s not like you feel incredibly heavy in the United States while you practically float around in South America. You always feel the same gravitational pull.

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However, they found that gravity actually did vary. In Canada, there are certain areas with less gravity than normal. The Hudson Bay, for example, is “missing” gravity.

There are two theories as to why this may be true.

1. One theory cites convection as the cause. Convection pulls the Earth’s plates downward, which decreases the mass in that area and decreases the gravity.

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2. The other theory cites the Laurentide Ice Sheet as the cause. The Ice Sheet melted 10,000 years ago and left a huge indent in the Earth, which could mess with the gravity.

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– eustat

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10 thoughts on “Fact : Do you know ? Gravity is almost equal at all places of earth crust but still there are some exceptions.

    malakisabellana said:
    March 6, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Interesting post👍

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    anyfidelity said:
    March 6, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    That’s very interesting. It makes us Canadians claim something different in at least one other way.

    Liked by 1 person

    Rhio said:
    March 10, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Great post!

    Liked by 1 person

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    Innocent Bin said:
    March 25, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Hey, ain’t acceleration due to gravity differs because of latitudes?!

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      eustat responded:
      March 25, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Yes it does but in very very small amount,
      acceleration due to gravity also differs if we travel close or far from the core of the earth,
      But in this case there’s a whole lot different story.😉😊👍

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