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The scientists discovered that the earth is _____ in shape.


A
Round
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B
Spherical
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C
Oval
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D
Square
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Solution

The correct option is B Spherical
Earth was believed to be a flat surface by various ancient cultures and the belief continued to exist. People believed in the existence of large waterfalls at the edges of the Atlantic Oceans, where the ships could slip. Scientists like Eratosthenes and Columbus are credited for the discovery of spherical shape of the earth.

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