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 +According to the '''Hollow Earth''' hypothesis, the planet [[Earth]] is either wholly hollow or otherwise contains a substantial interior space. The hypothesis has long been contradicted by overwhelming observational [[evidence]], as well as by the modern understanding of [[planet formation]]; the scientific community has dismissed the notion since at least the late 18th century.
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 +The concept of a hollow Earth still recurs in [[folklore]] and as the premise for a subgenre of [[Subterranean fiction|adventure fiction]]. It also features in some present-day [[pseudoscience|pseudoscientific]] and [[conspiracy theory|conspiracy theories]].
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According to the Hollow Earth hypothesis, the planet Earth is either wholly hollow or otherwise contains a substantial interior space. The hypothesis has long been contradicted by overwhelming observational evidence, as well as by the modern understanding of planet formation; the scientific community has dismissed the notion since at least the late 18th century.

The concept of a hollow Earth still recurs in folklore and as the premise for a subgenre of adventure fiction. It also features in some present-day pseudoscientific and conspiracy theories.



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