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published by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This webpage from NASA's Earth Observatory site provides a photograph of the moon viewed from the top of the atmosphere and presents the physics behind the appearance of the seemingly translucent moon. The site also explains the role of the atmosphere in the greenhouse effect. There are links to numerous new images from the Earth Observatory.
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Image credit: NASA; image source This resource was a Physics To Go feature from October 16, 2007 until November 1, 2007. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
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Keywords: albedo, atmosphere, atmospheric, image gallery, optics, reflect, scatter, sunlight
Record Creator: Metadata instance created March 25, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Feb 04, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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AIP Format
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington), WWW Document, (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7373).
AJP/PRST-PER
Earth Observatory: The Top of the Atmosphere (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington), <http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7373>.
APA Format
Earth Observatory: The Top of the Atmosphere. (n.d.). Retrieved September 2, 2014, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7373
Chicago Format
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Earth Observatory: The Top of the Atmosphere. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7373 (accessed 2 September 2014).
MLA Format
Earth Observatory: The Top of the Atmosphere. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7373>.
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