Giant airplane-mounted telescope sees first light!

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“Very cool news: the flying infrared observatory, SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) — which has been in the works for many years — has seen first light. What’s remarkable about this observatory is that it’s mounted in a hole in the side of a 747!”
blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/05/28/giant-airplane-mounted-telescope-sees-first-light/


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    Puulaahi

    And womens underpants.

    Flickerdart

    What’s the point of this when they have a telescope in space?

    #makecasemdsgreatagain

    What is the point of you being alive if you don’t submit?

    Flickerdart

    I do submit. I submitted the axe pistol, among other things.

    Phyreblade

    Because it’s not really a telescope. It’s a top secret mobile “Laser”… Much better than a moon based one.

    HoChunk

    Would’ve premiered sooner, but had to be grounded for three months of intensive cleaning after a schedule mix-up accidentally booked the “vomit comet” pilot during tests.

    driver01z

    Thanks for the link, good stuff.

    GrandAdmiralThrawn

    hum; but we can not put a man in space……