Sat, 24 Sep 2011 01:03:05 GMT —
What is up in the sky?
Is it a UFO? No!
They are actually experimental balloons. According to the National Weather Service in Amarillo, they are high-altitude research balloons. They are not from the National Weather Service.
The NASA research facility near Fort Sumner, N.M. launched a pair of balloons which are visible in the sky and will be visible for long after sunset. They are researching gamma rays from a super nova.
In fact, the balloons may be visible for a few days around sunrise and sunset. That's because the sun reflects on the balloons and creates a glowing effect.
At 8:00 Friday evening, one was over the Canyon area and another was over Clovis, N.M.
For more information on these balloons, click here.
Look out to the west and check it out!