News tagged with weather balloons

'Area 51' exists, but no UFOs: CIA paper

A newly declassified CIA document confirms the existence of famed Area 51 in Nevada, but conspiracy theorists will be disappointed the spy agency offers no proof of alien spaceship landings in the desert.

Aug 17, 2013
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Searching for balloons in a social network

In December 2009, 10 red weather balloons were launched from locations throughout the United States. The project’s aim: testing the mettle of social media.

Oct 28, 2011
4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Launching balloons in Antarctica

They nicknamed it the "Little Balloon That Could." Launched in December of 2010 from McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the research balloon was a test run and it bobbed lower every day like it had some kind of ...

Feb 23, 2011
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