Teenagers armed with only a 56 camera and latex balloon have managed to take stunning pictures of space from 20-miles above Earth.

Last Updated: 2:04PM GMT 18 Mar 2009

Proving that you don't need Google's billions or the BBC weather centre's resources, the four Spanish students managed to send a camera-operated weather balloon into the stratosphere.

Taking atmospheric readings and photographs 20 miles above the ground, the Meteotek team of IES La Bisbal school in Catalonia completed their incredible experiment at the end of February this year.