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Subject: Would we fell heat in the thermosphere?

Date: Tue Nov 3 15:24:52 1998
Posted by R.J.Montemayor
Grade level: 7-9
School: Groveton Jr. High
City: Groveton State/Province: Texas
Country: United States
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 910128292.Es

Molecules are far apart in the thermosphere, so a thermometer doesn't 
register the 2000 degrees Celsius plus that it is.  It registers below 
0 degrees Celsius.  Would something actually burn up in this layer?  
Explain why or why not.

Thank you ,

Re: Would we fell heat in the thermosphere?

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