Is This Telescope-On-A-Plane Worth Its Pricetag?

Cortez Deacetis

Mountain Watch, California On dozens of nights every year, NASA sends a jumbo jet carrying a 2.five-metre telescope into the sky. As it flies above substantially of the Earth’s environment, this one-of-a-kind observatory—a US–German partnership acknowledged as the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)—peers into the hearts of new child […]