How far is the Earth from the atmosphere?

Answer The distance between the surface and the top of the thermosphere, the upper limit of the atmosphere, measures about 372 miles. However, the distance to the troposphere, the densest part, measures o... Read More »

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How high does the atmosphere extend from the Earth?

The Earth’s atmosphere consists of a protective covering of various gases, densest at the surface and thinning out as it extends outward toward space. Therefore, its limit is not strictly delinea... Read More »

Which region of the atmosphere is farthest from the Earth?

The exosphere is the region of the atmosphere that is farthest from the Earth. The exosphere extends from 400 miles to about 800 miles above the planet. Outer space begins where the exosphere ends.... Read More »

What is the composition of the atmosphere of the Earth?

Nitrogen makes up 78 percent of the Earth’s atmosphere, with 21 percent of the atmosphere consisting of oxygen, .9 percent being argon, and a tiny fraction--.03 percent--being carbon dioxide. The... Read More »

What is the outside Earth atmosphere called?

The furthermost atmospheric layer surround the Earth is called the exosphere. There are five layers of the atmosphere. The exosphere is the thinnest layer, and is where the atmosphere gradually giv... Read More »