"Bet you never thought ET would look like this — or that we'd find him hitching a ride on a weather balloon.
But that is exactly what a team from the University of Sheffield says happened, according to a new paper in the Journal of Cosmology.
Professor Milton Wainright launched a balloon with special sterile
studs that would only deploy when it reached the stratosphere, then
retract on the way down."
This is so very cool and the entire article is here.