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The escape speed from the Earth is 1.

The escape speed from the Earth is 1.12 104 m/s, so that a gas molecule traveling away from Earth near the outer boundary of the Earth's atmosphere would, at this speed, be able to escape from the Earth's gravitational field and be lost to the atmosphere

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