SOFIAtelescope (@SOFIAtelescope )


Bio A Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a 106-inch telescope. This joint project of @NASA and @DLR_en is the worlds largest airborne observatory.
Location California
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Account created 20-10-2008 22:57:21
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Sprinklr : Calling all astronomers 🗣: We are now accepting observing proposals! The deadline is September 6. Details:

iPhone : Its oh so quiet 🤫

New science from @SOFIATelescope shows us that the Milky Ways black hole 🕳️ is quiet because gas and dust orbits the center instead of falling into it. Check it out:

Sprinklr : Happy #FlagDay! Learn what the worlds largest flying observatory has discovered from 40,000 feet:

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Sprinklr : 🕳️ First, we captured images of the ring of material orbiting our galaxy’s black hole.

🧲 Now, we’ve measured magnetic fields that may be keeping the black hole quiet!

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Sprinklr : Why is the black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy quiet, while others are active?

Magnetic fields may be forcing material to orbit around the black hole instead of feeding it to the center — keeping the black hole quiet 🤫


Twitter for iPad : What can we learn from the Southern Hemisphere? We captured a cosmic light show sparked by the creation of massive stars, including many that had never been seen before. Learn more:

Twitter for iPad : Observations previously conducted from New Zealand revealed that dust can survive the powerful blast from a star exploding as a supernova. Dive in:

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Twitter for iPad : Our first Southern Hemisphere observing flight of the year is complete! ✨🌌🔭

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Twitter for iPad : We’re on our way to Christchurch, New Zealand! We’re scheduled to land 11:24 am local time (subject to change). Follow our flight south with tail number N747NA.

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iPhone : Today on #MemorialDay, we pause to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.