# Question about line-of-sight on a flat earth [closed]

If the Earth were flat - could you (on a crystal clear day) see the Himalayas from the UK? (Assuming there were no obstructions in between) And secondly - would the view into space be any different?

• "Flat Earth" and "Space exploration" are as far apart as you can get. Space exploration is about what is really there. – Oscar Lanzi Mar 16 '19 at 16:12
• True, but there are some very smart people here and IMO the question is (very) loosely related to space. – Richard Mar 16 '19 at 16:23
• The question is not about the flat earth "theory" - it is a hyphothetical question about the transparency of the athmosphere and it should be viewed so. I suggest a reopen. – peterh - Reinstate Monica Mar 16 '19 at 21:08
• Btw, the answer is probably no - as far I know, the opaqueness of the athmosphere makes things un-visible from $\approx$ 400 km, at least this is the record where free eye can see. We face rarely this problem, because the normalized thickness of the athmosphere is only $\approx$ 5km. – peterh - Reinstate Monica Mar 16 '19 at 21:11
• @peterh even if it is a "a hyphothetical question about the transparency of the athmosphere" it's still off topic. – Organic Marble Mar 16 '19 at 22:29