We turn air into food, so why can’t we get carbon to leave the atmosphere – or helium to stay? In this episode of the podcast Huh? Science Explained, we’re diving into the gassy soup that surrounds Earth, and looking at the substances that stay in our atmosphere, the substances that leave, and the substances that we’d really like to remove.
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Originally published by Cosmos as What is our atmosphere made of, and why can’t we keep hold of helium?
Ellen Phiddian is a science journalist at Cosmos. She has a BSc (Honours) in chemistry and science communication, and an MSc in science communication, both from the Australian National University.
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