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A Quiet Trip to the Ozone Hole

Published: 
Thu, 10/24/2013 - 7:59pm
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Chemicals

It might be the weirdest part of the atmosphere, 15 miles above the polar regions, where vast stratospheric clouds of nitric acid and water vapor shimmer in iridescent pink while human-made chemicals play havoc with the ozone layer.