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The balloon that carried the BOOMERANG telescope on its 10-day trip around the Antarctic continent.

the balloon that carried the BOOMERANG telescope on its 10-day trip


With Mt. Erebus, the world's southernmost active volcano, as a backdrop, the balloon that carried the BOOMERANG telescope on its 10-day trip around the Antarctic continent is inflated. The launch was preceded by two months of assembly at McMurdo Station, NSF's logistics hub in Antarctica.

Credit: Boomerang team

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