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Google have a helium balloon, callsign Google 8, flying around Sth E QLD at very high altitudes, currently just over 63 thou feet.

http://www.flightradar24.com/ and center on Brisbane and click on the jet plane symbols that show as a “no call sign” aircraft of which there sometimes are a few. I became suspicious and clicked on each after seeing this on the TV news last night.
The experts in high altitude winds might be interested in the recorded track of the Google Balloon between Monday morning and this morning as shown in my screen images from Flightradar24. Times are local QLD on the file names and UTC on the screen image. The 19MAY2014 image is the same as in my earlier post.

Google Balloon 19MAY2014 0755am http://s311.photobucket.com/user/petanoz...sort=3&o=1

Google balloon 21MAY2014 0733am http://s311.photobucket.com/user/petanoz...sort=3&o=0
This featured on the channel 7 news tonight, during the weather segment

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Last night departed off the coast south east past the Gold Coast http://s311.photobucket.com/user/petanoz...sort=3&o=0
Where's the Google balloon now then?