Does the Air Around Us Weigh Anything?

Yes. Although we think of it as light, the air has heavy mass. Because the air is held to earth by the strong pull of gravity, it has a total weight of more than 5,600 trillion (5,600,000,000,000,000) tons!

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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