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Imagine 300 midsize cars floating above your head--thats how much your average fluffy cloud weighs. So why doesnt it come crashing down on you? This week on Reactions we explore the chemistry behind how a cloud stays lofted in the sky and how it got there in the first place.

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Credits:
Producer: Elaine Seward
Writer: Samantha Jones, PhD
Scientific Consultants: Ricky Potter, M.S.
Executive Producer: George Zaidan

Music:
Lancartis - Disco Funk

Sources:
https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/how-much-does-a-cloud-weigh?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-clouds-float-when/
https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-are-clouds-k4.html
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0310-1
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877050918318921
https://theconversation.com/six-clouds-you-should-know-about-and-what-they-can-reveal-about-the-weather-93402

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