Google balloons spotted over Chico today

Mar 19, 2014 5:48 PM

People around Chico have been trying to figure out what it is they’ve been seeing in the sky all day.

Some thought they were seeing UFOs and others believed they were looking at a weather balloon. What they were really seeing though were internet balloons, part of Google’s Loon Project.

According to the Google Loon project is a Google project designed to eventually bring internet connection to rural and remote areas of the world. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas.

Project Loon was first tested in June 2013 in New Zealand and beamed internet to a group of testers.


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