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Question Let's imagine a scale model of the Earth and use a basketball to represent the Earth. Now, let's get ourselves some packages of fruit roll-ups and start covering the basketball with layers of fruit roll-ups. How many layers would we have to cover the basketball with in order to make the stack of fruit roll-ups as thick as the Earth's atmosphere, to scale?

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    NSDL,Atmospheric structure and composition,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080221141732336T,NSDL_SetSpec_2669651,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Geoscience

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