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Airborne Observatory Passes Next Stage of

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If you've ever been out observing and the clouds roll in, undoubtedly you've thought, "If I could only get above all of these stupid clouds, the sky would look great!" Well, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is capable of doing just that: SOFIA is an infrared telescope mounted on a 747SP airliner that used to be a passenger plane for Pan Am.By mounting the telescope on an airplane, NASA is able to fly it into the stratosphere, and get past all of the annoying gases and water vapor that get in the way when making observations.

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Seems Nasa is always coming out with something, I was aware of SOFIA but had not yet studied it, This sounds pretty durn promising,


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