NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reported that the Thermosphere found in Earth’s upper atmosphere has recently collapsed in an unexpectedly large contraction.
The thermosphere lies high above the surface of the Earth, near where our planet meets the edge of space, unlike the troposphere which is the lowest portion of Earth’s atmosphere.
The thermosphere interacts strongly with the sun and is greatly affected by periods of high or low solar activity.
Extreme low solar activity would cause the thermosphere to cool [collapse].
However, scientists after taking both low solar activity and increased C02 [carbon dioxide] into account, are baffled by the magnitude of the contraction.
The numbers don’t add up. Something is going on that at present we do not understand.