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This lesson is part of the Athabasca University Astronomy 230: Northern Lights, Northern Skies course. In this lesson, you will learn how to identify the layers of the Earth’s atmosphere, how to describe the contents of each layer of the Earth’s atmosphere, and how to describe the importance of each of the layers of the Earth’s atmosphere.


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astronomy exosphere thermosphere mesosphere stratosphere troposphere meteors meteorites magnetosphere dipoles electromagnetism corona Van Allen Belt solar wind aurora borealis aurora australis sunspot greenhouse effect greenhouse gases fossil fuels climate change rainbows sun dogs light pillars noctilucent clouds zodiacal light interplanetary dust



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