Arkansas State University helps NASA retrieve eclipse data
August 24, 2017
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A team of Arkansas State University students and professors has partnered with NASA to retrieve solar eclipse data for the space agency.
KATV-TV reports that professors Tillman Kennon and Ross Carroll led a team of at least 50 university students who traveled to Missouri to retrieve the data for Monday's eclipse.
The team launched a high-altitude balloon equipped with multiple cameras, tracking devices and other instruments, such as spectrometers and Geiger counters. Released in Fulton, Missouri, the balloon captured images of the sun and of the moon's shadow on the...