exosphere

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Etymology[edit]

exo- +‎ -sphere

Noun[edit]

exosphere (plural exospheres)

  1. the uppermost layer of a planet's atmosphere
  2. an extremely thin atmosphere, as on Saturn's moon Dione
    • "Scientists weren't even sure Dione would be big enough to hang on to an exosphere" ('Cassini Detects Hint of Fresh Air at Dione', Cassini Solstice Mission, JPL, Mar. 02, 2012)

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