SOFIA Telescope Sheds Light on the Formation of Stars

Image credit: BILL SAXTON, NRAO/AUI/NSF

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: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42630396

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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