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Mysterious Orbs Appear Over Kansas City

NWS said it has 'no explanation'

(Newser) - The National Weather Service was flummoxed by two mysterious white orbs that appeared in the skies over Kansas City Thursday evening. "We honestly have no explanation for the floating objects over Kansas City," the NWS tweeted , sharing a photo of the two spheres. In hundreds of replies to... More »

Want to Copy Lego Launch? Not So Fast...

Weather balloons can pose danger to airplanes, officials advise

(Newser) - Lego men in space —like the one recently sent 14 miles above sea level by two Toronto teens—may be cool, but pilots have a warning for would-be copycats: Your weather balloon could endanger airplanes, reports the Toronto Star . Were a plane to fly into a large balloon,... More »

Teens Launch Lego Man Way, Way Up There

Video captures weather balloon flight above Earth

(Newser) - Two Toronto teens have launched a Lego Man to startling new heights: 14 miles above sea level, to be exact. Matthew Ho and Asad Muhammad attached him to a weather balloon that soared about three times higher than your typical airliner. The 97-minute flight came down softly by parachute some... More »

Man Snaps Stunning Space Photos Using Balloon, Duct Tape

Balloon/camera contraption cost Robert Harrison just $750

(Newser) - Armed with a few hundred dollars and a dream, a British man has come up with a way to take photos of the earth from space that would make NASA proud—and have. “A guy phoned up who worked for NASA. He wanted to know how the hell we... More »

Spanish Teens + $82 Balloon = Stunning Space Pics

(Newser) - A group of Spanish high-school students has successfully sent a balloon and camera package 20 miles above the surface of the Earth, scoring stunning pictures of space, the Telegraph reports—and on a budget of about $82. “We were overwhelmed at our results, especially the photographs,” the team’... More »

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