Scientist Baffled by Upper Atmosphere Shrinkage

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    Yet Global Warming is absolutely true. When Scientists are "baffled" it usually means they want more money for more research. That's all.
     
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    Barry will address that problem shortly.He's currently on the seventeenth hole.
     
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    (CNN) -- An upper layer of Earth's atmosphere recently shrank so much that researchers are at a loss to adequately explain it, NASA said on Thursday.

    The thermosphere, which blocks harmful ultraviolet rays, expands and contracts regularly due to the sun's activities. As carbon dioxide increases, it has a cooling effect at such high altitudes, which also contributes to the contraction.

    But even these two factors aren't fully explaining the extraordinary contraction which, though unlikely to affect the weather, can affect the movement of satellites, researchers said.

    "This is the biggest contraction of the thermosphere in at least 43 years," John Emmert of the Naval Research Lab was quoted as saying in NASA news report.

    Scientists baffled by unusual upper atmosphere shrinkage - CNN.com
     
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