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What are the four layers of the atmosphere?

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What are the four layers of the atmosphere?

Layers of The Atmosphere

Earth's atmosphere extends over 300 miles from the surface. The atmosphere is made primarily of four distinct layers, each with an important function. Together, these layers create an environment suitable for life on Earth.

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The four layers of the atmosphere are the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere.

  • The troposphere begins at the surface of the Earth...

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