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Re: [GPSL] Re: Balloon burst video on spaceweather.common

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  • Mike Manes
    Because the powder particles have a much lower ballistic coefficient, i.e., they free fall a lot slower than the payload string, even under a parachute. Try
    Message 1 of 9 , Oct 10, 2011
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      Because the powder particles have a much lower ballistic coefficient,
      i.e., they free fall a lot slower than the payload string, even under
      a parachute. Try blowing a handful of flour into the air, while dropping
      a sheet paper and see which hits the deck first.
      73 de Mike W5VSI

      On 10/10/2011 12:07, Philip Heron wrote:
      > Hi all,
      >
      > Interesting subject this, I always thought it was the powder too. There
      > are a couple of videos on youtube of weather balloons bursting taken
      > through telescopes on the ground. In both the cloud appears to continue
      > upwards after burst:
      >
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG7xFt1FpCc
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lG3zr0yaJw
      >
      > Wouldn't the powder fall with the remains of the balloon?
      >
      > -Phil
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