Just three months before the signing of the Treaty of Utrech was born in the Villa de Novelda (Alicante) the protagonist of this story, Jorge Juan and Santacilla. […] During 1734 he was selected to participate in an expedition organized by the Royal Academy of Sciences of Paris. The motivation was to advance in the studies of geodesy, that is, the study of “the figure and magnitude of the terrestrial globe”. Once the approximate size and the sphericity of the Earth was determined, it began to be thought that perhaps it was not a perfect sphere.

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