SOFIA airborne observatory removal

SOFIA airborne observatory removal

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Credit: NASA/TONY LANDIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: SOFIA airborne observatory removal. Crane and technicians removing the SOFIA primary mirror assembly from its aircraft to allow coating of the telescope mirror. SOFIA is the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. It is a 2.5-metre infrared telescope that is flown in an aircraft to the stratosphere, some 10-50 kilometres above sea level. This allows the detection of infrared light that is normally blocked by water vapour lower in the atmosphere. SOFIA was jointly developed from 1996 by NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The first observations took place in May 2010. Photographed on 18 April 2008.

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