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The weight of the atmosphere is immense!

Some math:

The surface area of the Earth is about 196,935,000 square miles which is 790,600,000,000,000,000 square inches.

Multiplying this value by atmospheric pressure, which is 14.7 pounds per square inch, the weight of the atmosphere is 11,340,000,000,000,000,000 pounds! That’s 11 million billion pounds (or 5 million billion kilograms).

Can you feel the pressure?