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Balloon Climbs 20 Miles To View Eclipse


September 4, 2017

Among the many scientific experiments that took place at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in Rosman during the eclipse on Aug. 21, one professor and his team of student scientists were playing with a balloon.

Doug Knight, professor of physics and earth science at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and his team of students, launched a high-altitude, 15-foot-wide balloon at PARI, where it rose i...

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