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the outermost atmospheric layer

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But unless one is satisfied with what is, at best, a coarse-grained, idea-blind, exospheric take on human history, he obscures far more than he reveals.
The instrument also measured other exospheric constituents, including calcium and sodium.
The exospheric temperature is a parameter of utmost importance on which the neutral densities in the upper atmosphere depend.
Some subjects discussed include polarization spectra of extrasolar giant planets, the search for exospheric signatures from transiting planets, and rotation of extrasolar planets.
But the exospheric "escape rate,' notes Thomas Donahue of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, would account for about 1,000 times less water than the proposed comet flux is said to be bringing in.