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Why do clouds float?

Published On: Jul 22 2011 01:40:00 PM CDT

A cloud is made up of liquid water droplets that come together when the air is heated up by the sun.

The water droplet heat up by the sun causing them to start to rise.

As the droplets rise higher they then start to slowly cool until they reach the saturation point and condenses to form a cloud.

As long as the cloud and the air that its made of is warmer than the outside air around it, it floats!

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