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Earth's Atmosphere: ‘The Great Aerial Ocean’

World Science Festival EXOSPHERE UPPERMOST EDGE. 120,000mi THERMOPAUSE 205mi –90mi AURORA BOREALIS 80mi 70mi THERMOSPHERE UPPER ATMOSPHERE 60mi METEORS MESOPAUSE 50mi MESOSPHERE MIDDLE ATMOSPHERE 40mi LIGHTING SPRITES STRATOPAUSE 30mi STRATOSPHERE MIDDLE ATMOSPHERE 20mi WEATHER BALLOON PROJECT LOON BALLOON SPY PLANE 10mi JET AIRCRAFT TROPOPAUSE COMMERCIAL JET . MT. EVEREST JET STREAM TROPOSPHERE BAR-HEADED GOOSE BUMBLEBEE « MOST WEATHER MILITARY DRONE LOWER ATMOSPHERE OZONE LAYER NEAR SPACE

Earth's Atmosphere: ‘The Great Aerial Ocean’

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In between Earth and space lies an ocean of air. That “great aerial ocean,” as biologist Alfred Russel Wallace (the other natural selection guy) called it, is an extremely thin envelope of gas and...

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