Sphere (disambiguation)

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A sphere is an object shaped like a ball and can also be used to refer to a sphere-like region or shell.

Sphere may also refer to:

In mathematics[edit]

  • Spherical surface, the boundary of a sphere (also known simply as sphere in mathematics)
  • Spherical volume, the region inside a sphere (also known as a ball in mathematics)
  • n-sphere, the set of points at fixed distance from a central point in n+1 dimensional space

In sociology[edit]

  • Public sphere, an area where individuals can discuss social problems

In astronomy[edit]

In Earth and planetary sciences[edit]

In stellar physics[edit]

In geology[edit]

A type of spherical stone (Stone balls):

Figurative and metaphorical[edit]

Popular culture[edit]

  • De sphaera mundi (The Sphere), a medieval astronomy book by Johannes de Sacrobosco
  • The Sphere, a 1971 large metallic sculpture located between the twin towers of the former World Trade Center
  • The Sphere (newspaper), a British weekly newspaper which ran between 1900 and 1964
  • Sphere Books, a British paperback-publisher from the 1960s to the 1980s
  • Sphere (novel), a 1987 book written by Michael Crichton
  • Sphere (1998 film), a film based on the 1987 novel, starring Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone and Samuel L. Jackson
  • Sphere (2013 film), an animated short film
  • Spheres (TV series), a Korean animation
  • SPHERE, an instrumentation project at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) to directly image extrasolar planets
  • SPHERES, Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites formation flight testbed developed by MIT's Space Systems Laboratory
  • Sphere (website), the blog search engine
  • Dresspheres in the game Final Fantasy X-2 are used to change character classes
  • Sphere, a rumored internal development name for the PlayStation Move controller




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