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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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Herschel himself never inferred from them the necessity of a lunar atmosphere.
Now, this appearance could only have been produced by a deviation of the solar rays in traversing the atmosphere of the moon.
You see, then, my dear sir, we must not pronounce with absolute positiveness against the existence of an atmosphere in the moon.
Then," continued Ardan, with a careless air, "since we are in accord regarding the presence of a certain atmosphere, we are forced to admit the presence of a certain quantity of water.
the walls are thick, and I shall soon have crossed the atmosphere.
At the place where we slept water necessarily boiled, from the diminished pressure of the atmosphere, at a lower temperature than it does in a less lofty country; the case being the converse of that of a Papin's digester.
The increased brilliancy of the moon and stars at this elevation, owing to the perfect transparency of the atmosphere, was very remarkable.
The theme of atmospheres within philosophy, aesthetics, and critical theory has developed steadily over the last two decades.
However, the addition of materials, such as graphite, cellulose and western bentonite do not generate sufficient reducing atmospheres to replace seacoal.
The newly determined traits of the upper atmospheres won't affect the descent in January 2005 of a packet of instruments that Cassini will release into Titan's atmosphere.
Until the present result, the claim could be made that the nightglow green line is only associated with planets with molecular oxygen in their atmospheres.
Even if Kepler were to find a multitude of planets the size of Earth, it isn't equipped to record their spectra and thereby indicate 4whether the planets have atmospheres.

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