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Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine





1 article for "Atmosphere"

Atmosphere [Astro*Index]

The blanket of gases that surrounds a celestial body. In the case of the Earth, this includes the troposphere (0-10 miles), the stratosphere (10-45 miles), the D-region (45-60 miles), the E-region (45-60-100 miles), F-region (60-100-600 miles), and the exosphere.

See also:
♦ Troposphere ♦ Stratosphere ♦ D-region ♦ E-region ♦ F-region ♦ Exosphere


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