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Damme, Belgium


Old tree

Dubai Marina - Night Reflection

Cley Windmill at Sunrise

Maya Angelou: A Photo Gallery

The Remains of the Day

Where are you my light ?

As seen on #Cosmos: Earth’s atmosphere, an extremely thin sheet of air from Earth's surface to the edge of space. The Earth is a sphere with a roughly 8000 mile diameter; the thickness of the atmosphere is about 60 miles. In this picture, taken from a spacecraft orbiting at 200 miles above the surface, we can see the atmosphere as the thin blue band between the surface and the blackness of space. If the Earth were the size of a basketball, the thickness of the atmosphere could be modeled by a thin sheet of plastic wrapped around the ball. Gravity holds the atmosphere to the Earth's surface. Within the atmosphere, very complex chemical, thermodynamic, and fluid dynamics effects occur. The atmosphere is not uniform; fluid properties are constantly changing with time and location. Image Credit