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Google Loon Balloon Falls Into A Forest In Brazil

Dropped From 11 Miles In Altitude, Surprising Locals

One of Google's Project Loon balloons recently fell from the sky into a forest in Brazil, surprising locals in the region.

The balloon was one of the aircraft designed to bring Internet service to such rural areas. It is not known why the balloon suddenly fell back to Earth.

The U.K. newspaper The Daily Mail reports that Google has apologized to local residents in the Autazes area in the north-central Brazilian state of Amazon where the balloon came down. A company spokesman said specialists have been sent to collect the balloon for analysis. "We thank the hospitality of citizens and apologize for the surprise," the spokesman said.

Alphabet recently announced that it had developed an artificial intelligence to help the balloons navigate and stay on station, rather than being subject to the whims of the wind. At the time, the company said that it represented a major step towards the actual deployment of Project Loon.

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