Hot hydrogen in Earth's atmosphere


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Phys.Org (Dec. 6) --  A team of University of Illinois researchers has discovered the existence of hot atomic hydrogen (H) atoms in an upper layer of Earth’s atmosphere known as the thermosphere. This finding, which the authors report in Nature Communications, significantly changes current understanding of the H distribution and its interaction with other atmospheric constituents. Also: ScienceBlog (Dec. 6), (Dec. 7), Science 360 (NSF, Dec. 7), Space Daily (Sydney, Dec. 7), The Economic Times (India, Dec. 8), Times of India (Dec. 8), Jagran Josh (India, Dec. 8), News Nation (India, Dec. 8), Livemint (India, Dec. 8), (Dec. 7), News Nation (Dec. 8), Mumbai Mirror (India, Dec. 8), Science Alert (Dec. 9) The TeCake (India, Dec. 9), The Hindu (India, Dec. 10), Science World Report (Dec. 12).

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This story was published December 6, 2016.