DISCUSSION: There is no question that one of the more important aspects of Earth's atmosphere is the presence of atmospheric ozone. Atmospheric ozone is a good portion of what allows Earth's atmosphere to more effectively filter dangerous ultra-violet A and ultra-violet B radiation which emanates from the Sun. During periods of time in which the global thickness and relative concentration of atmospheric ozone is reduced, this limits the ability of Earth's ozone layer to more effectively protect people and life on Earth from the more dangerous and harmful rays which emerge from the surface of Earth's Sun. Through studying the time-lapse of Earth's ozone layer evolution between 1979 and 2016, you can observe a clear trend defined by some marginal variation in the global concentration of Earth's ozone layer and the size of the "ozone holes" which exist near the top of Earth's atmosphere. There is no debate that these "gaps" in Earth's ozone layer have had notable impacts on rates of terminal illnesses such as cancer. The link for the aforementioned time-lapse video of Earth's ozone time-lapsed evolution can be found within the link included here ( https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/941705324515512324).
The more exciting news concerning research and studies pertaining to Earth's ozone situation is that NASA just launched (i.e., on the morning of 15 December) a brand-new state-of-the-art satellite-based instrument which will specifically measure and investigate details pertaining to Sun's influence of Earth's atmospheric ozone "shield." There is no debate that this brand-new NASA-based project should certainly help to shed very useful information on how the Sun influences atmospheric ozone concentration, behavior, coverage, and more. To learn more about this particular story and other specifics, click on the following link.
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