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atmosphere

noun air, airspace, ambience, aura, background, circumambience, climate, climatic condition, element, environing influence, environment, medium, mood, setting, space, surroundings, weather
Associated concepts: clouding the atmosphere, polluting the atmosphere
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The researchers focused on the transmission of high-energy X-rays and gamma rays through planetary atmospheres.
This process is important for a planetary atmosphere because it raises the temperature and pressure of a small portion of the atmosphere to a very high value so that molecules can form, which would not otherwise occur at standard atmospheric temperatures and pressures.
This behavior, unexpected in a planetary atmosphere, is evidence of the particularly stormy Jovian upper atmosphere, not unlike a star's atmosphere," the team writes in the Aug.
Moreover, it's difficult to isolate the specific factors that make one planetary atmosphere different from another.
to measure the thermal radio emissions of water in a planetary atmosphere other than Earth's.
When Pluto passed in front of a star last June 9, the gradual refraction and dimming of the star's light as the planet got in the way showed a planetary atmosphere (SN: 6/18/88, p.
This demonstration is another important step on the road to flying the first airplane in another planetary atmosphere," said Aurora's President, Dr.
Designing the first aircraft to fly in another planetary atmosphere is both an honor and a challenge.
Gamers will experience not only frenzied, subterranean shooting action in Descent 3, but also the thrill of flying out of the mines into the planetary atmosphere.
This time around, gamers will experience not only the same frenzied, subterranean shooting action, but also the thrill of flying out of the mines into the planetary atmosphere.
The physics, they write, provides a rule of thumb which should apply to the vast number of planetary atmospheres with stratospheric gases that absorb ultraviolet or visible light.
Second, the molecular weight of material around the Sun might be either much smaller, or in the case of condensed hydrogen, much larger, than found in planetary atmospheres.