Giant balloon successfully lofts solar telescope to 120,000 feet

November 14th, 2007 - 2:46 am ICT by admin  
The test clears the way for long duration polar balloon flights beginning 2009 that aims to capture unprecedented details of the Sun’s surface.

“This unique research project will enable us to view features of the Sun that we’ve never seen before. We hope to unlock important mysteries about the Sun’s magnetic field structures, which at times can cause electromagnetic storms in our upper atmosphere and may have an impact on Earth’s climate,” said Michael Kn

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