Earth’s atmosphere is leaking 90 tons of material every day

July 11, 2016 by  
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Earth has sprung a leak. Every day, 90 metric tons of matter leaks from Earth’s upper atmosphere into space. This sounds scary, but in total the atmosphere weighs about five quadrillion metric tons, so we have a lot of atmosphere to work with. Still, scientists are paying attention to the leak, because it could help us understand what makes a planet habitable.

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Earth’s atmosphere is leaking 90 tons of material every day

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