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SOFIAs First Southern Hemisphere Deployment
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SOFIA's First Southern Hemisphere Deployment

November 6, 2013
The NASA-DLR Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747SP is framed by a spectacular rainbow following a winter storm that swept through Christchurch, New Zealand in mid-July 2013. The flying observatory was on its first Southern Hemisphere astronomical science deployment, operating out of the United States Antarctic Program facility at the Christchurch airport. July 15, 2013 NASA / Carla Thomas