Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)

Carrying a 2.5-metre telescope inside a modified Boeing 747SP, the airborne observatory performs astronomical observations in the infrared and submillimetre wavelengths, high above the disturbance of Earth’s atmosphere. Watch the video here for more details.

 Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)

Results: Age of star nursery precisely determined for the first time
HerschelSterngeburt sn xl Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
Credit: NASA, DLR

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