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IbnAbdulHakim
10-10-2008, 10:57 AM
i just found it fun to read this, dunno why, jolly lil article i must say


How high is the sky?

The sky starts as soon as the ground ends! There is also no distinct end to the sky. As you go higher and higher, the atmosphere just gets less and less dense very gradually and just fades away, and so there is no well-defined edge where it stops.

You can say however, that 99% of the atmosphere within an altitude of 31 km above sea level (31,000 meters, or 101,706 feet). For comparison, Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world is only 8,846 meters or 29,028 feet. Because the atmosphere is dropping off slowly, you have to go all the way out to 42 km (137,795 ft) if you want to include 99.9% of the atmosphere.

Although it is in fact somewhat arbitrary, the boundary of the earth's atmosphere and outer space is said to be 100 kilometers. When a space craft is re-entering the Earth atmosphere, it is at an elevation of about 120 kilometers that atmospheric drag becomes noticeable.


http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_high_is_the_sky
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Re.TiReD
10-10-2008, 11:03 AM
Interesting.

I wonder how far the stars are?

I wonder if we could touch em if we went that high?

Childish but I've always wondered
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Hamayun
10-10-2008, 11:15 AM
Off topic but what holds the Atmosphere to the earth? Why doesn't the atmosphere just float away into space? :?

Should I start a new thread about it? :D
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Blue Rose
10-10-2008, 11:16 AM
is it the ozone??

i thought it was a question and i was gonna say very high :-[
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doorster
10-10-2008, 11:18 AM
Originally Posted by JolieFleur
Interesting.

I wonder how far the stars are?

I wonder if we could touch em if we went that high?

Childish but I've always wondered
:sl:

I used to think stars were loads of light bulbs plugged into the sky

then I got told that were planets, suns and asteroids

:w:

oh anybody know why daytime sky is bluish while at night its black?
and what colour would it be if we could look up at it from Mars?

oh and why is grass green and sea blue?:hmm:

:)
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-10-2008, 11:19 AM
lol brother hamayun feel free to make any comments about the sky, its all ontopic inshaAllaah

^ and indeed sis your answer still counts !
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-10-2008, 11:21 AM
Originally Posted by doorster
:sl:


:w:


oh and why is grass green and sea blue?:hmm:

:)
because Allah intended them that way? :)
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Re.TiReD
10-10-2008, 11:24 AM
Originally Posted by doorster
:sl:

I used to think stars were loads of light bulbs plugged into the sky

then I got told that were planets, suns and asteroids

:w:

oh anybody know why daytime sky is bluish while at night its black?
and what colour would it be if we could look up at it from Mars?

oh and why is grass green and sea blue?:hmm:

:)
;D

:wasalamex

The grass is green because of the chlorophyll right? (I dont know if I spelt that correctly or not)

The water in swimming pools is blue because of the chlorine but dont know about the water in the sea.
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Blue Rose
10-10-2008, 11:26 AM
sea is reflection from the sky... i think
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doorster
10-10-2008, 11:32 AM
Originally Posted by JolieFleur
;D

:wasalamex

The grass is green because of the chlorophyll right? (I dont know if I spelt that correctly or not)
yes :)

The water in swimming pools is blue because of the chlorine but don't know about the water in the sea
.:sl:

they paint floors of swimming pools blue also chlorine cleans the water making it clear, seas are only blue on clear days


Originally Posted by Blue Rose
sea is reflection from the sky... i think
yes, I think so too, because I once went to seaside and nearly drowned in brown sea on a cloudy day (which was blue earlier)
Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim
because Allah intended them that way? :)
Why is the Sky Blue?

:w:
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truemuslim
10-10-2008, 04:03 PM
Lol the ocean is blue because the it reflects the sky of course! :p nah im kiddin . but let me jus keep on believing on that, its much easier to say than sum huge scientific answer :D

i've always wondered how high the sky is...notreally...jazakallah khair brother for sharing :)
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transition?
10-10-2008, 05:26 PM
Originally Posted by Hamayun
Off topic but what holds the Atmosphere to the earth? Why doesn't the atmosphere just float away into space? :?

Should I start a new thread about it? :D
:sl:

I'm not specifically sure. But I think the atmosphere is held by Gravity, a law of nature that Allah (Swt) created and controls. =)
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FatimaAsSideqah
10-10-2008, 05:33 PM
I just found out something is bit interesting to read at this:

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/atmos.html

Thats about Earth's atmosphere.
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