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Video: SOFIA science flight on 12-13 April 2011
Credit: NASA.
28. May 2011

Video of the SOFIA science flight on 12/13 April 2011

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a joint German-US space science project. Carrying a 2.5-metre telescope inside a modified Boeing 747SP, the airborne observatory performs astronomical observations in the infrared and submillimetre wavelengths, high above the disturbance of Earth's atmosphere.