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What is Outer Space?

asked 2016-05-01 20:36:36 -0600

Pascal Le Dramont gravatar image

What is the difference between space and outer space?

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answered 2016-05-01 20:39:53 -0600

Rob Mueller gravatar image

updated 2016-05-01 20:49:20 -0600

Space and Outer Space are the same thing and both refer to an altitude beyond the Earth's sea level that is more than 100 km (62 miles).

Outer space is just what its name implies. It is the void that lies beyond the uppermost reaches of the atmosphere of Earth and between all other objects in the universe. Although it is a void, outer space may be thought of as an environment. Radiation and objects pass through it freely. Ref:

Also refer to this question in OuterSpace.GURU:

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