All the Physics You Need for a Spy Balloon

Rhett Allain
8 min readFeb 4
Photo: Rhett Allain. This is not a Chinese spy balloon, but my dog still wants to destroy it.

Sometimes news items have some physics connections. That’s when you need someone to do some stuff. I’m that someone. In this case, it’s a large Chinese “spy” balloon floating over the USA.

Rhett Allain

Physics faculty, science blogger of all things geek. Technical Consultant for CBS MacGyver and MythBusters. WIRED blogger.