In 1715," replied the unknown, "the astronomers Louville and Halley mistook for lunar phenomena some which were purely terrestrial, such as meteoric or other bodies which are generated in our own atmosphere.
Herschel himself never inferred from them the necessity of a lunar atmosphere.
Now, this appearance could only have been produced by a deviation of the solar rays in traversing the atmosphere of the moon.
You see, then, my dear sir, we must not pronounce with absolute positiveness against the existence of an atmosphere in the moon.
Then," continued Ardan, with a careless air, "since we are in accord regarding the presence of a certain atmosphere, we are forced to admit the presence of a certain quantity of water.
the walls are thick, and I shall soon have crossed the atmosphere.
At length, to the general satisfaction, a heavy storm cleared the atmosphere
on the night of the 11th and 12th of December, and the moon, with half-illuminated disc, was plainly to be seen upon the black sky.
The atmosphere resplendently clear; the sky an intense blue; the profound valleys; the wild broken forms: the heaps of ruins, piled up during the lapse of ages; the bright-coloured rocks, contrasted with the quiet mountains of snow, all these together produced a scene no one could have imagined.
At the place where we slept water necessarily boiled, from the diminished pressure of the atmosphere, at a lower temperature than it does in a less lofty country; the case being the converse of that of a Papin's digester.
The increased brilliancy of the moon and stars at this elevation, owing to the perfect transparency of the atmosphere, was very remarkable.
Yet despite--or because--of its prevalence, the idea of atmosphere
remains decidedly elusive.
Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite of laboratory instruments inside the rover has measured the abundances of different gases and different isotopes in several samples of Martian atmosphere
Temperature trends in the highest levels of the atmosphere
are difficult to measure, says Robert E.
More particularly, this technology relates to an electronic measuring method and apparatus which utilizes electron beams in an open atmosphere
is composed almost totally of nitrogen and oxygen.