Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica
Virtual Tour - Dome: Balloon Inflation Tower
Meterological balloons studying the weather at the Pole are launched
nearly every day. Here are four pictures from inflation to launch:
(Note how small it starts out and how big it ends up!)
Here's another launch :
You have to look hard in this last shot, but you can see the balloon actually
rising into the sky. Photos: CARA/R. Landsberg
Balloons that are launched for physics research are launched from
Duration Ballooning in Antarctica for more information.
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