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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 exosphere is chock-full of hydrogen, which is lightweight and therefore filters to the top of the atmosphere.
Emission from ionised calcium in Mercury's exosphere was observed for the first time during the flyby.
According to a report in Discovery News, using the very first direct measurements of the moon's "exosphere" as the moon passed through the streaming tail of Earth's protective magnetic field, researchers were able to watch the short-lived and ever-changing exosphere in the absence of the hot, magnetized solar wind.
Exosphere's owner Khalid Abdullah will also have a strong interest in the opening Chesham Stakes, even though his colours will not be on show.
Scientists generally believe that the ions that make up the lunar exosphere are generated at the Moon's surface by interaction with solar photons, plasma in the Earth's magnetosphere, or micrometeorites.
The spacecraft also made the first detection of magnesium in Mercury's thin atmosphere, known as an exosphere.
Global Lyman-alpha Imagers of the Dynamic Exosphere (GLIDE)
The GLIDE mission would study variability in Earths exosphere, the uppermost region of its atmosphere, by tracking far ultraviolet light emitted from hydrogen.
Costing over $150 million, the Indian space project is set to study lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, lunar exosphere, and signatures of hydroxyl, and water ice.
Mylswamy Annadurai, Project Director of Chandrayaan-1, told ANI, "The data showed evidence for water in the exosphere of Moon, on the surface of Moon and also sub-surface and it triggered back to the Moon slogan.
The Chandrayaan 2 Atmospheric Compositional Explorer 2 (CHACE2) will continue the measurements of the Chandrayaan mission, and study the rarified exosphere of the already tenuous lunar atmosphere.
Clark explained that unfavorable solar weather could alter the conditions in the thermosphere, a layer in Earth atmosphere that's between the exosphere and mesosphere.