So @NickyHavey shared his contest submission for Proof of Brain Word of the Week. Being a word addict, I couldn’t not jump in. I had been eyeing up Word of the Week for a few weeks now, so it was inevitable that you’d see me enter.
I’d like to encourage @vempromundo to come play as well.
This weeks competition is with the word:
Photo source and contest details: https://www.proofofbrain.io/hive-150329/@calumam/pob-word-of-the-week-atmosphere-002
I would like to thank Nicky for reminding me of this event and @Calumam for creating and managing it.
Usually I’d jump right into creative writing, but for some reason I didn’t to go down a straight road. So here I present my entry into the #pof-wofw contest:
“Every breath you take. Every move you make... I’ll be watching you”. Those might just be some of the creepiest lyrics that are sang deceptively beautiful. Thanks Sting.
We give little thought about what an atmosphere really is. If the word is used, people generally lean towards a definition that pertains to the “atmosphere in a room”.
What is atmosphere? It is the gases the surround planets.
On Earth, the gases are mostly breathable nitrogen and oxygen. So, Sting could have sang, “All the gases that you breathe... I’ll be watching you” which would lend better to erie nature of the song’s lyrics.
National Geographic says that the gasses on Earth are like an invisible ocean and we live at the bottom of it. Does that mean we are the bottom feeders of Earth?
Mercury is comparatively unique to Earth in that it has no gravity. The atmospheric elements are blown away by solar winds. Because if it’s small size, lack of gravity prevents mercury from securing the molecules around the planet. As a result, Mercury is unable to retain heat from the sun nor protect itself. The side furthest from the sun runs temperatures of 173 degrees Celsius, while the side closest could go up to 427 deg cel.
For earth to have 3 layers of atmosphere (troposphere, stratosphere, and mesosphere) while other planets can scarcely hold on to a few molecules, saying that we are lucky would be a gross understatement.
A universe full of so much diversity and here we are living the universal dream.
Aren’t we lucky? 😂
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