How does the atmosphere act as a blanket?

The atmosphere is an envelope of gases that surround the Earth or any other plant. This layer of gases acts as a protective blanket as it is a thin layer around the earth. The atmospheric layer is held in its position due to the gravitational force on the earth. The atmosphere protects the entities on earth from the Sun which produces harmful radiations and also the scorching heat. It comprises of tons of gases, water vapour and dust particles. Any fluctuation in the atmosphere will have an impact on the climate and weather conditions. Thus, the atmosphere is critical in preventing a sudden rise in the temperature during the daytime and in the night time, it reduces the rate of heat that escapes into the outer space. 

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