Fun Fact for the Day

Mount Chimborazo is closer to outer space than any spot on earth!

Not the highest in elevation (distance from sea level), but the farthest from the diameter of the earth, therefore the most jutting-into-space point.  This is because of earth’s rise around the equator (for details of this fact, please refer to this article in Daily Galaxy).  Although Mt. Everest is a taller mountain than Mt. Chimborazo (by almost 10,000 feet), Chimborazo is riding on a taller pair of shoulders than Everest, so it is farther from the Earth’s center.

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