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The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA
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The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, during its first test flight with its telescope exposed, on 13 July 2010. The German-built 2.5-metre infrared telescope is visible through the opening in the aircraft.
Credit: NASA/Jim Ross.