SOFIA Telescope Sheds Light on the Formation of Stars

Published: January 15, 2018


SOFIA, the largest airborne observatory in the world, is gaining evidence to support the theory that stars are formed by dust grains that align with magnetic fields.

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SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy) is a collaborative project of NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).  A dSPACE system was used in the development of the door opening mechanism on the Boeing 747SP airplane that carries the SOFIA telescope. 

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