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NASA scientists: A strange thing is happening in the stratosphere

Greenbelt - For 60 years, scientists have watched the wind circulation patterns in the stratosphere, that stretch of the atmosphere that extends about 10 to 30 miles above the Earth. And in all that time, they have remained the same, that is, until late in 2015.

Video: Google VP smashes Baumgartner's stratosphere jump record

Roswell - A Google vice president, Alan Eustace, 57, broke Felix Baumgartner's 2012 parachute jump world record Friday when he dived from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere, breaking the sound barrier during a freefall that lasted four-and-a-half minutes.

'Spain to Space': Balloon ride of a life-time coming soon

Marbella - You too can have the chance of a six-hour round-trip, 36 km up into the stratosphere in a high-tech balloon, as long as you have a cool €110,000 to spare.

Op-Ed: Free-faller Baumgartner is one to celebrate in life and in death

Free-faller Felix Baumgartner is a man rushing the edges, delayed as he was today by winds; he will ascend and descend with an admirable madness licking genius in the stiff violence of the heavens.

Arctic ozone layer depletion reaches record level

Geneva - The ozone layer's depletion over the Arctic region reached an unprecedented level this spring, due to lingering ozone-depleting substances and extreme cold winter temperatures in the stratosphere, the UN’s weather agency reported this week.

Vegas casino mogul Bob Stupak died at 67

Famous Las Vegas entrepreneur, Bob Stupak, builder of the Stratosphere Tower, owner of Vegas World, died after battling leukemia in Las Vegas Friday.

Ozone Hole and Air Currents Creating Dilemmas for Scientists

"While climate change is a major threat, more research is required before society attempts global geoengineering solutions."
 

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In this June  2013 photo released by Google  Google s team at mission control monitors a balloon lau...
In this June, 2013 photo released by Google, Google's team at mission control monitors a balloon launch in Christchurch, New Zealand. Google is testing the balloons which sail in the stratosphere and beam the Internet to Earth
Photo by Google / Andrea Dunlap
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In this June  2013 photo released by Google  a Google team releases a balloon in Tekapo  New Zealand...
In this June, 2013 photo released by Google, a Google team releases a balloon in Tekapo, New Zealand. Google is testing the balloons which sail in the stratosphere and beam the Internet to Earth
Photo by Google / Andrea Dunlap
The stratosphere sit above the Earth s troposphere  the site of all weather on Earth.
The stratosphere sit above the Earth's troposphere, the site of all weather on Earth.
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In this June  2013 photo released by Google  solar panels and electronics are prepared for launch in...
In this June, 2013 photo released by Google, solar panels and electronics are prepared for launch in Tekapo, New Zealand. Google is testing balloons which sail in the stratosphere and beam the Internet to Earth
Photo by Google / Andrea Dunlap
Suborbital balloon trips will be on offer from Marbella in Spain by 2015.
Suborbital balloon trips will be on offer from Marbella in Spain by 2015.
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Alex Eustace during ascent
Alex Eustace during ascent
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Alex Eustace in suit before lift off
Alex Eustace in suit before lift off
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Alex Eustace s space suit
Alex Eustace's space suit
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Alex Eustace s spacesuit
Alex Eustace's spacesuit
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Alex Eustace at lift off  early Friday  Oct. 24  2014.
Alex Eustace at lift off, early Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.
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In this June  2013 photo released by Google  solar panels and electronics are prepared for launch in...
In this June, 2013 photo released by Google, solar panels and electronics are prepared for launch in Tekapo, New Zealand. Google is testing balloons which sail in the stratosphere and beam the Internet to Earth
Photo by Google / Andrea Dunlap
Polar stratospheric clouds.
Polar stratospheric clouds.
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Alan Eustace during his world record parachute jump
Alan Eustace during his world record parachute jump
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In this June  2013 photo released by Google  a fully inflated test balloon sits in a hangar at Moffe...
In this June, 2013 photo released by Google, a fully inflated test balloon sits in a hangar at Moffett Field airfield, Calif. Google is testing the balloons which sail in the stratosphere and beam the Internet to Earth
Photo by Google / Andrea Dunlap