What Is Spherical Symmetry?

What Is Spherical Symmetry?

Spherical symmetry refers to any spherical object that can be divided through the center and produce two equal halves. This differs from the two-dimensional symmetry found when a circle is cut through the middle.

While spherical symmetry typically involves man-made structures and geometric shapes, there are some examples that occur in nature. These examples typically include small organisms, such as Volvox, a form of freshwater alga. Spherical symmetry also depends on color patterns and other properties. While the earth is in the shape of a sphere, it would only be symmetrical if all the atmospheres, land structures and colors were symmetrical.