Airborne Observatory Records Space in Unprecedented Detail
Soaring at 41,000 feet in the air, a team of Ithaca College physics students and a professor recently took photos from a flying observatory to help discover what makes up our universe.
A collaboration between NASA and other researchers, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) provides key insight into the formation and evolution of stars and planets. SOFIA allows scientists to observe infrared light and collect data — such as never-before-seen images of Jupiter and the galaxy M82 — nearly impossible to obtain previously.
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