Irina Myagkova (maksina) wrote,
Irina Myagkova
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Космические розы

Хотя на 34.5 км на баллоне -  это еще не совсем космос.

На прошлой неделе студенты Sky Calculus выполнили вот такой эксперимент Букет из живых роз полетели к краю пространства на борту воздушного шара, наполненного гелием, чтобы выяснить, могут ли они пережить поездку. Ответ на этот вопрос, по-видимому, является "да". Вот фото букета на 35,4 км (116,000 футов) над поверхностью Земли





SPACE ROSES: Last week, the students of Earth to Sky Calculus launched a daring experiment. Daring for the flowers, that is. A bouquet of live roses flew to the edge of space onboard a helium balloon to find out if if they could survive the trip. The answer, apparently, is "yes." Here are the blossoms floating 35.4 km (116,000 feet) above Earth's surface:
The roses were hitchikers on a cosmic ray payload, which went to the stratosphere to monitor increasing levels of space radiation. En route to the top, the flowers were exposed to a dose of cosmic rays 100x Earth normal, air pressures as low as 0.2% of sea level, and temperatures as low as -63 C. Three hours later, the roses parachuted back to Earth and landed ... in Death Valley! Talk about a rough trip.

And now we come to Mother's Day. These flowers, which were pressed after recovery, are available as gifts. Buy one here and give mom something truly out of this world on May 8th. Each pressed rose comes with a unique card showing the flowers in flight. All proceeds support the student space weather research of Earth to Sky Calculus.

Источник http://spaceweather.com/
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