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Big Picture: Ballooning into space March 21, 2009

Posted by Sarah in pics, science, space.
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The second even featured in the Big Picture was the brilliant story of the Spanish high school kids who built their own high-altitude weather station attached to a large helium balloon. The balloon floated up 30 km into the atmosphere and a cheap off-the-shelf digital camera took pictures on the way up and down. They are fantastic! Quickly, someone give these guys a job before they become bankers or lawyers.

The group also have a page on Flickr with a larger set of images here and a blog.

Image credit: Meteotek08 team

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