Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:20 in Astronomy & Space

The gaseous layer that wraps around Earth reaches up to 630,000 kilometers away, or 50 times the diameter of our planet, according to a new study based on observations by the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO, and published in AGU's Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics.

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