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

November 6, 2013
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747SP is parked on the ramp at Christchurch, New Zealand following a storm that dropped snow on the nearby mountains. The observatory flew nine astronomical science missions over a three-week period during its first deployment to the Southern Hemisphere. July 17, 2013 NASA / Carla Thomas