NASA Using High-Altitude Balloons to Study Particles From Space

Here are some excerpts from the NASA article.

“The balloon is helium-filled and about the size of a football stadium when fully inflated at its operational float altitude of about 110,000 feet…” (33.5 kilometers).

“EUSO-2 will detect ultra-high energy cosmic-ray particles from beyond our galaxy as they penetrate Earth’s atmosphere. The origins of these particles are not well known, so the data collected from EUSO-2 will help solve this science mystery.”

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