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cosmic dust

    West Ranch's Weather Balloon Studies Radiation At Edge Of Atmosphere

    The weather balloon that West Ranch High School students launched on Friday reached more than 80,000 feet and spent about two and a half hours in the air, to study radiation at the edge of the atmosphere.

    West Ranch High Astronomy Students Planning Balloon Launch Into Space

    West Ranch High School astronomy students are planning to become the first high school to collect cosmic dust during Friday’s meteor shower, school officials announced.

    Students are launching a high altitude weather balloon that will travel approximately 100,000 feet and collect the dust, a feat that’s never been attempted before, according to a statement by astronomy student Dillon Lombardo.