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Chemical Model Animation of O2 being Broken Up and Reforming as O3

Ozone is formed when high energy ultra-violet radiation from the sun breaks apart molecular oxygen. An oxygen atom then combines with an oxygen molecule producing a new molecule with three atoms of oxygen, ozone.
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O2 being broken up by high-energy UV photons and reforming as O3    O2 being broken up by high-energy UV photons and reforming as O3
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Showing the molecule O2 being broken (released) by high intensity UV photons and joining another O2 molecule forming the molecule O3 (Ozone)".

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Animation Number:823
Animators:James W. Williams (GST) (Lead)
 Jesse Allen (Raytheon)
 Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
Scientist:Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC)
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