Earth's Atmosphere

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Earth's Atmosphere

We have everything you want to know. The atmosphere is an envelope of gas surrounding the Earth. It is made up of nitrogen and oxygen which account for 99% of the atmosphere. It is also made up of dry air, argon, carbon dioxide, helium, neon and other gases that make up a minute percentage of the atmosphere.


The atmosphere protects Earth from the Suns powerful UV rays. The atmosphere filters the sunlight. It protects people from getting skin cancer. The atmosphere is very powerful. However, we are letting out greenhouse gases from cars and all these fumes are destroying the atmosphere and then eventually it will erode and there will be a big hole in our atmosphere.

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