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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
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Credit: NASA, DLR

NASA earth photo of the year

The people vote the picture below as NASA’s photo of the year: “The play of light on water can reveal overlooked details and nuances to photographers and artists on Earth. The same thing can happen when looking from space.” Truly beautiful but maybe not my first pick…click here for a huge achive full of impressive pictures!

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Canary Island (image credit: NASA)

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Klyuchevskaya volcano in Russia (image credit: NASA)