Facts

  • The atmosphere is made up of Nitrogen, Oxygen and other gases such as Argon and Carbon Dioxide.
  • There is more atmosphere on the surface near the sea than on top of a very tall mountain. Gravity is stronger the nearer it is to the Earth's centre.
  • Atmosphere thins out the further it is from Earth to the point where it merges with space.

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