View Full Version : NASA’s Airborne Observatory Targets Newborn Stars

2012-Jan-13, 01:00 PM
DING! “The captain has turned off the safety lights – you are now free to explore the infrared Universe.” Mounted inside the fuselage of a Boeing 747SP aircraft, NASA’s*Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, is capable of searching the sky in infrared light with a sensitivity impossible from ground-based instruments. Cruising at 39,000 to [...]

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