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Bio SOFIA is the worlds largest flying observatory. It is a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a 2.7-meter telescope and a joint project of @NASA and @DLR_en.
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Sprinklr : Q: What did the scientist say when we found helium hydride in space?

A: I got my ion you!


Sprinklr : 🗣 Astronomers: We are accepting observing proposals!

🧲 Studying the universe with infrared light reveals celestial magnetic fields, like those in the Cigar Galaxy.

🗓️ Proposals are due September 6. Details:

Twitter Web App : NASA JPL If magnetic fields inhibit the gravitational collapse of celestial clouds in other regions of the galaxy, the number of new stars may be lower than current models predict.

Twitter Web App : An instrument built by NASA JPL reveals new details: Magnetic Fields. It uses infrared light to study dust grains, which align along magnetic fields, letting scientists infer the shape and direction of the otherwise invisible magnetic fields.

Twitter Web App : Orion is only 1,500 light years away, making it one of the closest stellar nurseries to Earth. Its clouds collapse under gravity to form massive stars. But something is preventing them from collapsing as efficiently as they could.

Sprinklr : A new view of the Orion Nebula reveals magnetic fields, shown as streamlines. These invisible forces are preventing star-forming clouds from collapsing under gravity — slowing the formation of new stars.

Sprinklr : Professional astronomers: Youre invited to a webinar tomorrow, Aug. 9! Well discuss:

📝 Creating and enhancing observing proposals
🔭 Integration times and observing strategies
👩‍💻 Live demos and detailed proposal examples
🙋‍♂️ Q&A

Join us:

Twitter Web App : Understanding how star formation interacts with the interstellar medium is key to understanding the origins of the stars we see today, and those that may form in the future.

Twitter Web App : Astronomers call these effects "feedback.” They regulate the physical conditions of the nebula, influence star formation activity, and ultimately drive the evolution of the interstellar medium, the space between stars.

Twitter Web App : This bubble disrupts star birth in the cleared out area. But at the same time, the bubble pushes molecular gas to the edges, creating new regions of dense material where future stars might form.

Twitter Web App : At the heart of the nebula is a small group of young, massive stars. The brightest of these is creating a wind so strong that it has blown away the seed material for new stars — creating a large bubble — like a snow plow clearing a street by pushing snow to the edges.

Twitter Web App : The nebula is the closest stellar nursery to Earth, where scientists can study how stars are born. But a veil of gas and dust shrouds the entire process from view. So scientists must use infrared light, which pierces through the cloudy veil.

Sprinklr : A newborn star in the Orion Nebula is generating a stellar wind that is preventing more new stars from forming nearby — a process called “feedback.”

Sprinklr : 🔭 Astronomers: Are you planning to submit an observing proposal?

Join us for a webinar on Aug. 9 for tips on:

📝 Creating and enhancing proposals
🔭 Integration times and observing strategies
👩‍💻 Live demos and detailed proposal examples
🙋‍♂️ Q&A

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Sprinklr : 🗣 Attention astronomers: We are accepting observing proposals!

⚛️ We can search for molecules in deep space — like the first type of molecule helium hydride — to better understand the chemistry of the early universe.

🗓️ Proposals are due Sept. 6: