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The outer atmosphere is very thin; it contains the aurora.

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    Thermosphere and Beyond

    Thermosphere and Beyond

    by CK-12 //basic
    Describes the properties of the thermosphere and exosphere.
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    The Aurora Borealis

    The Aurora Borealis

    by CK-12 //basic
    Explains how particles originating from deep inside the core of the sun creates northern lights, also called aurora borealis, on our planet.
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  • Video
    Illuminating the Northern Lights

    Illuminating the Northern Lights

    by CK-12 //basic
    What would Earth's magnetic field look like if it were painted in colors? It would look like the aurora! This QUEST video looks at the aurora, which provides clues about the solar wind, Earth's magnetic field and Earth's atmosphere.
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    Thermosphere and Beyond Quiz - MS ES

    Thermosphere and Beyond Quiz - MS ES

    by CK-12 //basic
    Reviews characteristics of the thermosphere and exosphere.
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  • Real World Application
    Apollo Astronauts Unload

    Apollo Astronauts Unload

    by CK-12 //basic
    The Apollo astronauts had a variety of ways of getting rid of their human wastes.
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  • Real World Application
    Off the Top

    Off the Top

    by CK-12 //basic
    Earth is losing gas from the top of the atmosphere into space.
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