Rare Electric Blue Clouds Observed by NASA Balloon

A balloon mission from NASA observed rare electric blue clouds. These are polar mesospheric clouds, or PMCs. They are only visible during twilight and form above Earth’s polar regions at the upper reaches of the atmosphere. As Earth’s uppermost clouds at around 50 miles high, PMCs are composed of ice crystals that glow a bright […]

Static Electricity Balloon Experiment 📌 Static Electricity For Kids Series

Hola a todos. This is Gally Kids. And today, we’re doing a static electricity balloon experiment. For this experiment, you will need a balloon, a piece of A4 paper and some black pepper. Vamos a empezar. First, blow up the balloon. This isn’t always easy especially if you have a kid who doesn’t really like […]

Static magic – At home science – ExpeRimental #5

Oooh! Can I try that? I am using The Force! Now, this is the closest I get to doing magic. But this isn’t actually a trick, this is a demonstration of static electricity and it’s a really fun way way of getting your children interested in some really interesting phenomena. Now watch that, just an […]

Electrostatic Toothpick Experiment – static electricity

Static Electricity with soda can Experiment

Bertrand Piccard’s solar-powered adventure

Well, I learned a lot of things about ballooning, especially at the end of these balloon flights around the world I did with Brian Jones. When I took this picture, the window was frozen because of the moisture of the night. And on the other side there was a rising sun. So, you see that […]

NASA’s New Solar Scope Is Ready For Balloon Flight

NASA and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute are testing a new way to study the Sun. From NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility’s field site in Fort Sumner, New Mexico a football field-sized balloon is flying to the edge of Earth’s atmosphere. It’s carrying an instrument called BITSE — the Balloon-borne Investigation of Temperature […]