Ever since we discovered Earth was round, mapmakers have struggled to create a map that accurately shows our planet in 2D.
Most notably, Africa always ends up appearing far smaller than it actually is, while other regions—including North America—are shown to be much bigger than they really are.
The Equal Earth map projection was published earlier this year in the International Journal of Geographical Information Science. With it, scientists have produced a new 2D map that accurately shows Earth and its continents.
Read more at NEWSWEEK.