stratosphere

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stratosphere

the region of the Earth's atmosphere between 10 and 50km in altitude.
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The Hubble Space Telescope has relayed information that helped scientists discover that an exoplanet in a system 900 light years away from Earth may have a stratosphere.
Theoretical models have suggested that stratospheres may define a special class of ultra-hot exoplanets, with important implications for the atmospheric physics and chemistry," said Tom Evans, research fellow at the University of Exeter and lead author of the study.
Ozone destruction depends on cold conditions in the stratosphere, and Shindell's computer simulations showed two ways in which greenhouse warming abets this process by cooling the lower stratosphere.
What makes their presence so counterintuitive is the fact that the chemical composition of the surrounding stratosphere contains little to no dicyanoacetylene.

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