Gallery: British 19-Year-Old Takes Incredible Satellite Pictures Using ...


It seems that taking amazing pictures of Earth from space is no longer a task solely for NASA and astronauts on board the International Space Station. A 19-year old teenager in the UK has managed to take incredible photos of the Earth from space by floating a £30 camera into the atmosphere using a large helium balloon.

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  1. Roy Lawson March 7, 2015 at 9:31 am

    @omar, an object must reach “escape velocity” to leave Earth’s gravity. When an object orbits a planet it is really falling towards it, but moving so fast that it “misses”. A balloon obviously wouldn’t move that fast. If it were that easy we wouldn’t need rockets to go to the moon – we could just use balloons.

    Great question. I suggest asking your math teacher to improve my explanation. One of my favorite math classes was physics, which discusses subjects like this.

  2. Omar Fakhari December 26, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    So what about the gravity? how would it fall back to earth if it’s already in the space.. and where did it fall?

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