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    Re: The flat earth notion
    From: Jim Thompson
    Date: 2003 Nov 5, 11:11 -0400

    Does anyone know how the navigators of the Nautilus made their way
    underwater through the North Pole in 1958?  They used an untried "Inertial
    Navigation System".  Did they simply set their heading to True North and
    sail on that heading?  There is a hint here, where the author says, "Have we
    found some new and reliable method of navigating under the North Pole, where
    all the lines of Longitude converge making Arctic navigation just about
    impossible?  Not that we know of!":
    http://www.nautilus571.com/book_excerpt.htm
    
    Mercator would have loved to have seen this chart image:
    http://www.nautilus571.com/arctic-route.htm.
    
    Jim Thompson
    jim2{at}jimthompson.net
    www.jimthompson.net
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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Navigation Mailing List
    > [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Walter Guinon
    > Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 10:24 AM
    >
    > I believe that infinite time would be required to reach the pole while
    > traveling along a loxodrome at finite speed.
    > The heading angle after passing through the pole after the expiration of
    > infinte time is a question for the theologians.
    >
    > > On a spheroidal earth, if you proceed on a rhumb line with
    > constant speed,
    >  you will arrive at a pole after a finite time.
    
    
    

       
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