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What If Earth’s Atmosphere Became Super-heated to 1,000 Degrees for 5 Seconds?

Have you ever felt like it was so hot out that you could cook an egg on the road? Well, imagine living in an area that’s hot as fire, around 1,000 °C. Could anything survive, or would we all be barbecued? What would happen if the atmosphere was as hot as lava? Would our air catch fire if it was heated to 1,000 °C? And could life survive this extreme heat if it lasted only five seconds? What would become of our atmosphere?

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