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Patches of less hot goases in the photosphere are called sunspots.

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Which makes up less than 1 percent of earths atmosphere?

trace gases.


Why doesnt the moon have an atmosphere?

The moon's gravitational field was not strong enough to hold many gases when it was being formed. Because of this, no heavier gases remain in its atmosphere. It does have a thin exosphere with sodium and potassium gases, however.


What makes up our atmosphere?

The atmosphere contains about 78% nitrogen gas, 21% oxygen, less than 1% argon, and a number of trace gases including 0.04% carbon dioxide. The percentage of water vapor varies, with as much as 1% by weight at the surface, and an average of 0.4% for the atmosphere as a whole. A cubic meter of air at the surface can hold up to 30 grams (1/6 fluid ounce) of water. The atmosphere includes a layer of ozone (O3) within the stratosphere, and an ionized layer of rarefied gases at high altitudes.


What are the most common gases in the atmosphere?

The troposphere is primarily composed of Nitrogen (N2), which accounts for 78%. Oxygen follows, accounting for 20% of its volume, with argon less than 1%. The remainder is composed of particulates and trace gases, including water vapor.


How do you get heat from the sun?

The sun's heat is radiated to the earth which enters the atmosphere. This heat warms up the surface but is then reflected back into space. But, as the atmosphere's amount of greenhouse gases is increasing, less heat is escaping from the earth's surface and is getting trapped. This results in what we call 'global warming' as the earth's temperature heats up.

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What are the major gases in the atmosphere?

Nitrogen rhen oxygen then argon and less than 1% of other gases


What percentage are the rare gases in the air?

There are not a lot of noble gases that are in the atmosphere. It is estimated that about 2 percent of the atmosphere contains them.


Which makes up less than 1 percent of earths atmosphere?

trace gases.


What are the lighter patches on the moon called?

The lighter coloured regions of the Moon are called highlands or less commonly as terrae.


What happens As you travel from the surface of the earth up through the atmosphere into outer space the gases become?

less denser


What are the three gases in the atmosphere?

The atmosphere is primarily composed ofNitrogen (N2), which accounts for 78%.Oxygen follows, accounting for 20% of its volume, withArgon less than 1%.


What layer of gases surrounds the earth?

The awnser is atmosphere. It surrounds the earth protecting the life on earth. Thank you for using this Awner.


What is is an atmosphere?

Not to be confused with "the atmosphere", an atmosphere is a unit of measurement. It is used to measure Air Pressure. One atmosphere is equivalent to 101,325 Pascals.More generally, however, an atmosphere is the more or less permanent layer of gases that surround most, but not all, planets. -Atomosphere is layer of gases that is surrounding the earth or any other planet held with the help of gravity. -Atmosphere is also referred to a place's mood or overall tone.


Are there other gases in the atmosphere?

The gases in the atmosphere (once water vapour has been removed) are primarily Nitrogen (78%, Oxygen 21% and Argon 1%. The next most common gas is carbon dioxide at less than 400 ppm. There are many other gases present at vey low concentration.


What are the other gases in the atmosphere?

There are no other gases other than those that constitute the atmosphere.Answer:The gases in the atmosphere (once water vapour has been removed) are primarily Nitrogen (78%, Oxygen 21% and Argon 1%. The next most common gas is carbon dioxide at less than 400 ppm. There are many other gases present at vey low concentration.


Why doesnt the moon have an atmosphere?

The moon's gravitational field was not strong enough to hold many gases when it was being formed. Because of this, no heavier gases remain in its atmosphere. It does have a thin exosphere with sodium and potassium gases, however.


Pedict how the temperature on Earth would be affected if the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere changed?

The higher you go, the less dense it would get