Upper Atmosphere

Upper atmosphere is a collective term that refers to various layers of the atmosphere of the Earth above the troposphere and corresponding regions of the atmospheres of other planets, and includes: • The mesosphere, which on Earth lies between the altitudes of about 50 and 80 kilometres, sometimes considered part of the "middle atmosphere" rather than the upper atmosphere • The thermosphere, which on Earth lies between the altitudes of about 80 and 700 kilometres • The exosphere, which on Earth lies between the altitudes of about 700 kilometres and 10,000 kilometres • The ionosphere, an ionized portion of the upper atmosphere which includes the upper mesosphere, thermosphere, and lower exosphere and on Earth lies between the altitudes of 48 and 965 kilometres.

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NASA’S Parker Solar Probe Touches The Sun’s Searing Upper Atmosphere

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Strong winds power electric fields in the upper atmosphere

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First Recorded Hurricane From Space Pushes Plasma Toward Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

Jupiter’s intense auroras superheat its upper atmosphere

NASA Satellites See Upper Atmosphere Cooling and Contracting

NASA Satellites Find Upper Atmosphere Cooling and Contracting Due to Climate Change

EnVision will be ESA’s next Venus orbiter, providing a holistic view of the planet from its inner core to upper atmosphere to determine how and why Venus and Earth evolved so differently.

Science Made Simple: Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Measures Radio Signal in Venus' Upper Atmosphere

A swirling storm of plasma in Earth’s upper atmosphere, named a space hurricane by its discoverers, has been observed for the first time. The researchers say that space hurricanes are probably widespread on planets with magnetic fields.

NASA Super Soaker Rocket Launches Reveal Water Vapor Effect in Upper Atmosphere