Atmosphere FAQs:

Q: Is atmosphere more likely to be retained if the gravity it is subject to is high and the temperature of the atmosphere is low?

A: Yes.

Q: Are atmospheres not uniform in temperature?

A: Yes, so the exact determination of the atmospheric pressure at any particular altitude is more complex.

Q: Is atmosphere an evolutionary agent essential to the shaping of a planet?

A: Yes.

Q: Is atmosphere ionised by incoming solar radiation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is atmosphere heated to temperatures over 1,000 K?

A: Yes, and is steadily escaping into space.