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Watch: The swift, stratospheric death of a weather balloon, as seen by a GoPro

By Nushmia Khan

Hundreds of weather balloons are launched into the atmosphere each day, sending back weather-related information such as temperature, atmospheric pressure, and wind speeds. The moment they burst is rarely captured.

In the video above, watch the swift, stratospheric death of a weather balloon, as seen by a GoPro.