Learning By Looking: Chart Of The Gases That Make Up The Atmospheres Of The Planets In Our Solar System

February 24, 2015


Note: Larger version with bigger numbers HERE.

This is a chart breaking down the different gases that make up the atmospheres of all the planets in our solar system. Did you know that four out of five people don't know what the number one gas in the air we breathe on earth is? It's nitrogen. The air we breathe is 78% nitrogen. Most people think air is predominately oxygen, but that's because they're stupid. Unless that's what you thought, in which case, hey, common misconception.

Thanks to Marcus O, who can breathe underwater and promised to take me to Atlantis.

  • MustacheHam

    Hmm...Uranus comprises of a lot of methane. Who knew?

  • ODwanKenObi

    Uranus actually has more methane than any other planet. Way to go Uranus!

  • Jenness

    That's hilarious. I can't wait to tell my kid this, he's going to think that's so cool.

  • MustacheHam

    Also point out it's one of the gas giants. :)

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