What Does Earth Look Like?

  • Published: 12 November 2013
  • Follow Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce

    Dr. Julian Bayliss' rainforest story: http://youtu.be/mni8mSS4KDU

    Cool video from CGPGrey: "How Many Countries Are There?" http://youtu.be/4AivEQmfPpk

    upside-down map: http://paulmencke.nl.dualdev.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Upside-down-World-Map.jpg

    INTERACTIVE projection site: http://www.jasondavies.com/maps/transition/

    Chromoscope: http://www.chromoscope.net/

    Mercator Puzzle: https://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/poly/puzzledrag.html

    xkcd on maps: http://xkcd.com/977/

    Earth "live": http://aa.usno.navy.mil/imagery/earth/live

    interactive gnomonic: http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/3795048

    West Wing MAPS clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8zBC2dvERM

    Earth from Mars: http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2012/08/10/what-does-earth-look-like-from-mars/

    Earth from Saturn: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/newsreleases/newsrelease20130722/

    "look" etymology: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=look

    wave on a string simulation: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/wave-on-a-string

    Hi-res electromagnetic spectrum: http://www.zulyzami.com/dl16?display

    Earth under different light: http://orbitingfrog.com/2008/06/25/earth-and-friends-in-multiple-wavelengths/

    Moon's shadow on Earth: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/11/04/solar_eclipse_november_solar_eclipse_pictures_and_videos.html

    Bad Astronomer on twitter: https://twitter.com/BadAstronomer

    Africa compared to big countries: http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/africa.jpg

    Map projection info:


    What we used to think Earth looked like from space: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/09/heres-what-we-thought-earth-would-look-like-from-space/

    Earth is not a perfect sphere: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=earth-is-not-round

Comments • 14 602

  • Hotdog Man
    Hotdog Man  2 days back

    Okay, so...

    Imagine the Earth.
    There you have it!

    • Wolvigamer Velez
      Wolvigamer Velez  2 days back

      V sauce:illusions oh yhea lemme talk about cats cats are normally cats the worst part is that it is interesting love v sauce

      • Aesthetical Twat
        Aesthetical Twat  2 days back

        1:02 - *Pink Floyd fans breathing heavily.*

        • Bruh Moment
          Bruh Moment  2 days back

          Ah shit i think i blinked on the Saturn one

          • RIS12
            RIS12  3 days back

            What does Earth look like?
            Well first, what does it mean to LOOK?

            • megabriller
              megabriller  3 days back

              Need the song starting at 2:02

              • Lisa Curran
                Lisa Curran  3 days back

                where is the rain forest

                • tommy karrick
                  tommy karrick  4 days back

                  It’s so easy to trick yourself into thinking that thanks to satellite images there’s nothing left for us to discover on the surface of earth, and yet this guy used google maps to discover a rainforest. It’s honestly pretty inspiring

                  • ꧁༺Zcaii Kitten༻꧂

                    me after learning russia isn't as big as we think we do:
                    *i've got a new life*

                    • Gianluca Morelli
                      Gianluca Morelli  5 days back

                      could there be life forms on earth that we can't see because they reflect only light that we can't perceive? Now, that would be cool

                      • Tammy Green
                        Tammy Green  5 days back

                        EVERY ONE IS UNEDUCATED, JUST AS I THOUGHT 😆

                        • High550
                          High550  5 days back

                          This is the reason why you always explore kids

                          • High550
                            High550  5 days back

                            So that means...

                            Radios just emit a whole bunch of color

                            • Morris de Galicia y Cázares

                              2:12 pie
                              2:34 ice cream
                              3:40 donuts
                              4:50 milkshake
                              5:34 a can
                              6:37 baking soda

                              • soham s shirwalkar
                                soham s shirwalkar  6 days back

                                its awesome if you noticed the change in flavour of the shakes on the table....

                                • Jaiden Bleau
                                  Jaiden Bleau  1 weeks back

                                  “This bald man keeps talking to himself and ordering things, but wont eat them”

                                  • Mark Schultz
                                    Mark Schultz  1 weeks back

                                    There are also clouds that change how earth looks.

                                    • WoofieKebab
                                      WoofieKebab  2 weeks back

                                      Micheal may be the only man who used google+

                                      • Balls Maggee
                                        Balls Maggee  2 weeks back

                                        "his dessert keeps changing"

                                        me- 2019

                                        • fat boi
                                          fat boi  2 weeks back

                                          This is so nerdy and i love it

                                          • Osvaldo Maria
                                            Osvaldo Maria  2 weeks back

                                            Just for the record. This rainforest was discovered in Mozambique. 😊

                                            • Wormy Tim
                                              Wormy Tim  2 weeks back

                                              Well we all know that the earth looks flat

                                            • DogeUnderscore
                                              DogeUnderscore  2 weeks back

                                              "going the other way, you get infrared, M I C R O W A V E S"

                                              Hell yea free microwaves for everyone

                                              • Julian
                                                Julian  2 weeks back

                                                honestly the best.

                                                • ShickleDicks
                                                  ShickleDicks  2 weeks back

                                                  Did anyone else notice the Pink Floyd thing, I know they didn’t invent that but it’s one of their album covers I think. It’s at 1:04

                                                  • EipEidWep
                                                    EipEidWep  2 weeks back

                                                    1:21 lightn't

                                                    • Maxxsas
                                                      Maxxsas  2 weeks back

                                                      05:57 Vsauce thought Africa is a country?

                                                    • Dark Rainbow
                                                      Dark Rainbow  2 weeks back

                                                      EVERYTHING IS SO LOUD! MAKE IT STOP!

                                                      • Toni T
                                                        Toni T  3 weeks back

                                                        Waitress: Ready to order sir?
                                                        Michael: sorry not yet, could you give me 10 minutes?

                                                        • Benjamin Gasiorek-2022
                                                          Benjamin Gasiorek-2022  3 weeks back

                                                          The rocket equation it’s a beautiful thing

                                                          • TheDirewolf 1234
                                                            TheDirewolf 1234  3 weeks back

                                                            #mercatorisfornavigation #mercatoriswronglyused

                                                            • Tenzil Sonam
                                                              Tenzil Sonam  3 weeks back

                                                              Another Vsauce video watched, another reminder of my never ending ignorance.

                                                              • Lydia Hanger
                                                                Lydia Hanger  3 weeks back

                                                                My favourite look on Earth's surface is still 5:05

                                                                • cedarridgefarmsinc knightspyder

                                                                  All maps are a lie except one, and the one map is called the Correct World Map: AuthaGraph World Map.  "Michael Stevens" is full of "Bullshit" and last time I checked I am allergic too bullshit. The president of the US has a real map in his office and not the fake map that has been pushed on us from childhood. Before 1940.s the whole world knew the earth was flat and also knew the shape of the earth, but the powers that be could not sell everyone the NWO and that the fallen angels that man calls aliens would have to be our savior/god that created us from another planet. This fake globe has been preached to all students since the 40's and now people will argue with you that the earth is round and spins through what they call space around our sun. Our sun and moon is inside our dome and both are only 53 miles wide but they will never admit to any of this because of the big lie that satin is our savior and the fallen angels is our makers. Never except a lie when you can see the real truth, just look up AuthaGraph World Map and see the difference.

                                                                  • benadryl horseflopper
                                                                    benadryl horseflopper  4 days back

                                                                    I stopped reading as soon as you mentioned a flat earth

                                                                  • mikedelhoo
                                                                    mikedelhoo  2 weeks back

                                                                    "Before 1940.s the whole world knew the earth was flat" That's a truly hilarious idea. So my own father "knew the Earth was flat"? Strange how he never mentions it ;-)

                                                                • Milky Way
                                                                  Milky Way  3 weeks back

                                                                  1:02 a Pink Floyd album cover

                                                                  • Israel Garza
                                                                    Israel Garza  3 weeks back

                                                                    And who are you? What are you trying to prove ! Not a damn thing so shut upp

                                                                    • [ DOOM SLAYER ]
                                                                      [ DOOM SLAYER ]  2 weeks back

                                                                      @Israel Garza you alright?

                                                                    • Israel Garza
                                                                      Israel Garza  3 weeks back

                                                                      @Zeen Daniels no one mad I'm laughing at this 6 yr old video and it sounds like you mad you responded back lol with your all seeing eye guester and devil horns show your true side homie

                                                                    • Zeen Daniels
                                                                      Zeen Daniels  3 weeks back

                                                                      Why are you mad at a 6 years old video? xD

                                                                  • kika kaki
                                                                    kika kaki  3 weeks back

                                                                    wtf he said breathtaking

                                                                    • The Smithers
                                                                      The Smithers  3 weeks back


                                                                      • Belbras
                                                                        Belbras  3 weeks back

                                                                        Even upside down the size of the countries from south hemisphere are still displayed incorrectly to their true size.

                                                                        • Riot4Peace
                                                                          Riot4Peace  3 weeks back

                                                                          No real images of Earth....

                                                                          • Rinse-esniR
                                                                            Rinse-esniR  2 weeks back

                                                                            @Riot4Peace Every 10 minutes, a real photo of is taken by a satellite and published on internet.

                                                                            So your whole argument is bogus.

                                                                          • Riot4Peace
                                                                            Riot4Peace  3 weeks back

                                                                            Yeah, I know.... And, when I want a "real" image of Earth, I go outside and take a look.... The matter is one of scale. There used to be "real" images of Earth, widely available, for about 10 years... It was horrifying to see how much devastation mankind has done to the environment.. Those images are now digitally enhanced to show it in a more palatable perspective.

                                                                          • Релёкс84
                                                                            Релёкс84  3 weeks back

                                                                            There are literally millions of publicly available images of Earth and several survey satellites from different nations broadcast LIVE video feeds of Earth from space. You say there are no real images because you didn't even bother to look up, as it would shatter your distorted perception of reality. My question is, what's even the point of lying to yourself so much?

                                                                        • Douglas Schobel
                                                                          Douglas Schobel  3 weeks back

                                                                          I got a bit
                                                                          Mad when he changed that eerie music

                                                                          • Roblox Guy
                                                                            Roblox Guy  3 weeks back

                                                                            No you're breathtaking 1:43

                                                                            • Sylvester
                                                                              Sylvester  3 weeks back

                                                                              anyone noticed that this was from 2013?

                                                                              • Plocký
                                                                                Plocký  4 weeks back

                                                                                8:50 NOW THAT IS A GOOD MAP. can we make t the standart`?

                                                                                • Murray Hurdle
                                                                                  Murray Hurdle  4 weeks back

                                                                                  "Live animation"... Right!!!

                                                                                  • HIimhush
                                                                                    HIimhush  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Visual percussion in a hole other level, coming through my eyes.

                                                                                    • orso territoriale
                                                                                      orso territoriale  4 weeks back

                                                                                      what does the earth looks like? well it depends on how you define "look"

                                                                                      me: here we go again

                                                                                      • Andreas Official
                                                                                        Andreas Official  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Do you think that one day, we can see UV colors?

                                                                                        • Azazel Azure
                                                                                          Azazel Azure  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I think that will depend on whether or not the brain is capable of understanding and creating images out of that information should we inject that information into the brain. With the advance of technology, it seems likely that some sort of optic upgrades will be made, but that still means that the brain has to be able to interpret the information.