SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is the largest airborne observatory in the world, capable of making observations that are impossible for even the largest and highest ground-based telescopes. It has the ability to produce a higher resolution image, three times higher in quality than those captured by other observatories. It is a joint project of NASA and the German Aerospace Centre
NASA’s SOFIA is geared up to study celestial magnetic fields, star forming regions, comets and Saturn’s giant moon Titan in 2018.
Topics: Airborne observatory • Astronomical imaging • Astronomical observatories • Astronomy • Infrared astronomy • Infrared imaging • Infrared telescopes • Observational astronomy • Observatory • Science • Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy • Telescope
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