Airborne Observatory Views Star Forming Region | SpaceRef – Your Space Reference

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a modified Boeing 747SP, equipped with a 2.5-metre-diameter telescope.

Researchers at NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Science Center, located at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., and operated by the Universities Space Research Association, have used the space agency’s flying telescope to take the highest resolution mid-infrared image of a region of rapid, massive star formation named W40. More…

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