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NASA’s Flying Telescope Returns to Earth Every Day; Photos

October 31, 2011 | 11:14 am

NASA’s Flying Telescope Returns to Earth Every Day; Photos

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Listen to the audio version of this story The new SOFIA observatory isn’t your average NASA project. Engineers took a 30-year old 747 airplane, cut a hole in the side and installed a 17-ton telescope. Most telescopes are either on the ground or somewhere in orbit, but SOFIA falls somewhere in the middle, flying around […]

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