Pictures from the edge of space

A group of students from Cambridge University recently launched a small weather balloon equipped with a digital cam that reached the height of 32km and took over 800 pictures. They have published all the images in a Picassa gallery on their website. Check out some of these images – they are quite amazing:


Not bad for a student project, eh? Most of us will never experience being so high up in the air. But then again something as simple as a student made balloon rig can lift a digital camera almost to the edge of space, and bring back such breath taking pictures. Makes you think…

[tags]cambridge, student project, space, weather balloon, picasa[/tags]

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2 Responses to Pictures from the edge of space

  1. un4scene UNITED STATES Internet Explorer Windows says:

    That is such an awesome experiment. How simple and what wonderful results. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  2. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    Yeah, I wish we did stuff like that in my science classes. :)

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