(West Harrison, Ind.) - If you see something odd floating in the sky over northern Dearborn County Wednesday afternoon, do not worry – it’s not a UFO.
East Central High School physics and chemistry classes are doing an experiment. They will launch a weather balloon equipped with video equipment into the Earth’s atmosphere at about 1:45 p.m.
“This experiment will attempt to visualize the blackness of space and the curvature of the Earth at an approximate height of 19 miles,” says ECHS science teacher Sam Melton.
Nineteen miles high is roughly 100,000 feet.