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SOFIA in Lufthansa Technik Hangar

SOFIA in Lufthansa Technik Hangar

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is shown inside the cavernous Lufthansa Technik hangar in Hamburg, Germany where it was scheduled to undergo major inspections and maintenance over a...
Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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