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2013-04-16 16:20:27

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers using the airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) have captured the most detailed mid-infrared images yet of a massive star condensing within a dense cocoon of dust and gas. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The star is G35.20-0.74, commonly known as G35. It is one of the most massive known protostars and is located relatively close to Earth at a distance of 8,000...

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2012-08-31 22:12:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Astronomers will soon be getting the chance to peer through a telescope that will be flying high above the city lights. The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will begin its first full cycle of science flights starting in November 2012, and extending through December 2013. SOFIA is a modified 747SP aircraft that carries a telescope with a diameter of 100 inches to altitudes above 39,000 feet, which is...

2012-04-19 11:56:43

The Astrophysical Journal, a leading professional astronomy research publication, will issue a special edition of its Letters volume on April 20 with papers about observations made with NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) airborne telescope. SOFIA is a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that carries a telescope with a 100-inch (2.5-meter) diameter reflecting mirror that conducts astronomy research not possible with ground-based telescopes. By operating in the...

2012-04-19 06:21:53

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Astrophysical Journal, a leading professional astronomy research publication, will issue a special edition of its Letters volume on April 20 with papers about observations made with NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) airborne telescope. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) SOFIA is a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that carries a telescope with a 100-inch...

2012-04-17 10:20:35

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected a science instrument upgrade to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) airborne observatory. The instrument, the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera (HAWC), will provide a sensitive, versatile and reliable imaging capability to the SOFIA user community. The upgrade involves two proposals that will allow the observatory to measure the structure and strength of magnetic fields in diverse objects...

2012-01-26 06:43:08

Twenty-six educators from the United States have been selected for research flights aboard SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. As participants in the Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, the educators will partner with professional astronomers using SOFIA for scientific observations in 2012 and 2013. SOFIA is a modified Boeing 747SP jetliner equipped with a 100-inch (2.5-meter) diameter telescope. The observatory enables the analysis of infrared light to...

2012-01-25 12:25:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-six educators from the United States have been selected for research flights aboard SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. As participants in the Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, the educators will partner with professional astronomers using SOFIA for scientific observations in 2012 and 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) SOFIA is a modified Boeing...

2011-11-22 13:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Science Center, located at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., and operated by the Universities Space Research Association, have used the space agency's flying telescope to take the highest resolution mid-infrared image of a region of rapid, massive star formation named W40. The W40 image was taken by the Faint Object infraRed CAmera for the...

2011-05-11 14:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program has selected six middle and high school science teachers to fly onboard the observatory aircraft during research flights in May and June 2011. In this "pilot" implementation of SOFIA's Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, teams of educators will be partnered with researchers to observe and participate in science first-hand and then take their experiences back to...

2011-04-07 10:20:00

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, completed its first science flight Wednesday, April 6, using the German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies (GREAT) scientific instrument. GREAT is a high-resolution far-infrared spectrometer that finely divides and sorts light into component colors for detailed analysis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) SOFIA is the only operational...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Mauna Kea Observatories -- Hawaii is Earth's connecting point to the rest of the Universe. The summit of Mauna Kea on the Island of Hawaii hosts the world's largest astronomical observatory, with telescopes operated by astronomers from eleven countries. The combined light-gathering power of the telescopes on Mauna Kea is fifteen times greater than that of the Palomar telescope in California -- for many years the world's largest -- and sixty times greater than that of the Hubble Space...

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