Launching a Record Attempt

A balloon carrying the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI), a gamma-ray telescope, gets inflated in New Zealand in May to begin what a NASA team hoped would be a record-breaking flight lasting more than 100 days. Unfortunately, the flight ended after 46 days, but the team recovered the instrument in the Peruvian desert and is currently analyzing the data it did collect.


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