NUTTY conspiracy theorists have falsely claimed that a photo of Earth snapped by Nasa is a fake.
The image, taken by astronaut Doug Hurley, shows the smooth curvature of our planet as viewed from the International Space Station.
Posting the photo to Twitter on Wednesday, Doug revealed he “never gets tired” of the view from the station’s observation deck.
While response to the tweet was overwhelmingly positive, a handful of nutty “flat Earther” conspiracy theorists inevitably chimed in.
Fat Earthers believe our planet is shaped like a disc rather than a sphere – a baseless theory that has been condemned by countless scientists.
Clearly not convinced by Doug’s photo, one wacky Twitter user replied: “This is a lie, we all know the Earth is flat.”
Another tweeted: “Do NASA make you photoshop the earths curvature in before you send, or do they do it in post production? We all know it’s flat!”
However, not everyone was quite so sceptical, with many praising the breathtaking beauty of the shot.
One user replied: “I don’t think I could ever get tired of just the photo. So beautiful and breathtaking. Thank you for sharing. Stay safe and god speed.”
Flat Earth theories have been widely discredited for centuries.
But the rise of the internet and social media has allowed conspiracy theories to flourish.
Nasa has previously explained why all the scientific evidence points to a spherical Earth.
The agency said: “Today, scientists use geodesy, which is the science of measuring Earth’s shape, gravity and rotation.
“Geodesy provides accurate measurements that show Earth is round. With GPS and other satellites, scientists can measure Earth’s size and shape to within a centimeter.
“Pictures from space also show Earth is round like the moon.”
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