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.

Read more:

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. 

Related Topics

Drive innovation forward. Always on the pulse of technology development.

Subscribe to our expert knowledge. Learn from our successful project examples. Keep up to date on simulation and validation. Subscribe to/manage dSPACE direct and aerospace & defense now.

Enable form call

At this point, an input form from Click Dimensions is integrated. This enables us to process your newsletter subscription. The form is currently hidden due to your privacy settings for our website.

External input form

By activating the input form, you consent to personal data being transmitted to Click Dimensions within the EU, in the USA, Canada or Australia. More on this in our privacy policy.