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9/22/09

Exploring Space Earth as Seen from a Beer Cooler

Exploring Space Earth as Seen from a Beer Cooler




OK..this is really smart..and amazing! Students send a weather balloon along with a camera strapped to a beer cooler and a Motorola mobile phone with GPS and get pictures from space.. You can see the Earth's curvature. This is just plain brilliant.

"Displaying stunning ingenuity reminiscent of MacGyver, the MIT students filled a weather balloon with helium and strapped it to a styrofoam beer cooler containing a cheap Canon A470 camera that was programmed to take photos every five seconds".



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