Best photo of the day 04 23 2012

Rubber chicken, Camilla has risen to a height of 38,039 meters over California. During a solar storm last month, a group of students from the Earth to Sky California Bishop pumped helium balloon that lifted the chicken into space to study the effects of solar radiation.

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Camilla, who is the mascot of the solar dynamics observatory NASA, has reached the stratosphere, along with sensors, cameras, GPS-tracker, a thermometer, and sunflower seeds. The flight lasted two and a half hours and ended at about 40 km before the balloon burst, and Camilla returned safely to Earth. (NASA / Reuters)