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Searching for Gravity Waves with Helium Balloons

Using helium-filled weather balloons, the Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project, funded by NASA, is set to capture and live-stream the North American total solar eclipse on April 8 from an altitude of 100,000ft. These balloons will be used to collect crucial atmospheric data. The team's aim is to find signs of "gravity waves," which are like ripples that move through the air and can make patterns of clouds and clear spaces. These waves are usually caused by mountains and changes in temperature between day and night.

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