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 Rubber Chicken Flies into Solar Radiation Storm 

Last month, when the sun unleashed the most intense radiation storm since 2003, peppering satellites with charged particles and igniting strong auroras around both poles, a group of high school students in Bishop, California, knew just what to do. They launched a rubber chicken. The students inflated a helium balloon and used it to send the fowl, named "Camilla," to an altitude of 120,000 ft where she was exposed to high-energy solar protons at point blank range.
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Students' Balloon to Observe Draconid Meteor Shower

Students from a remote area in Central California close to the Nevada border may get a rare to opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Draconid meteor shower Saturday.
A helium balloon experiment by a group of high school and middle school students at Bishop Union High School will be the key to this sighting.

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