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meteorological balloon used to observe air currents

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Caption: A typical rubber weather balloon bursting at 29,690 m asl over Colorado at -50[degrees]C.
The images were taken by an on-board GoPro camera housed within a polystyrene capsule, which was tethered to the weather balloon.
Experts believe it could be a weather balloon, right
Young scientists (left to right) Lewis Danks, Matthew Dent, Victoria Porley and Ugne Dudzeviciute inflate their weather balloon, which was then launched by Ugne when she cut the tethering rope
Roswell Rediscovered The Roswell story remained buried until 1978 when Major Jesse Marcel, one of the military officers who had recovered the debris, confessed the weather balloon explanation had been a cover story.
A FURIOUS businessman has threatened to raise a weather balloon over his land to stop "Hooray Henrys" from Prince William's RAF base thundering overhead in jets.
Mr Jones, who owns Parc Cefni, near Llangefni was visited by a police sergeant from Holyhead police station, at the request of RAF Valley, to discuss his intention of raising a weather balloon above the site.
Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad accomplished the feat using a homemade device carried aloft by a helium-filled weather balloon.
"All you need need is a camera, weather balloon and Duct Tape," they said.
knew the kids could research online what tools they would need, including a weather balloon and an insulated-foam cooler.
CUTLINE: (1) The exploded remains of the weather balloon is photographed by the camera in the cooler as it descends by parachute from 93,000 feet.
The 300g specimen of West Country Farmhouse Cheddar was sent into the outer atmosphere at the end of July in a weather balloon before landing safely in a garden in Buckinghamshire.
An ascending weather balloon can climb at over 1000 FPM--easily able to appear from "nowhere" if you were unlucky enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
They blocked a 1-mile section of the road for 90 minutes as the bomb squad examined the package, which contained batteries and wiring, and determined that the package was part of a weather balloon. (3)