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What the SOFIA's Infrared Telescope Sees
08.01.11
 
A graphic representation of what the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy's high-tech telescope sees on a mission is depicted in this infrared scan A graphic representation of what the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy's high-tech telescope sees on a mission is depicted in this infrared scan during a recent Thursday Night on the Square activity in the NASA Dryden / AERO Institute Educator Resource Center in Palmdale, Calif. While the heat radiating from SOFIA chief science advisor Eric Becklin and a young visitor shows up in yellow and red on the screen, the bottle of cool water held by Becklin shows up in stark contrast in blue. (NASA / Tom Tschida)