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Jan 10

Flying Telescope Passes Key Test

Source: NASA Science News

SOFIA at the beginning of its Dec. 18th test flight.
Credit: NASA

Most astronomers wouldn't dream of opening their observatory's doors in 100 mph winds. Yet NASA's new SOFIA telescope recently flew in an airplane at 250 mph with doors wide open. The successful test is an important step forward for infrared astronomy. (read more)

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