SOFIAtelescope (@SOFIAtelescope )


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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Account created 20-10-2008 22:57:21
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Twitter Web App : Matthew Butler NASA Ames Each segment of the flight path is not a perfectly straight line, but an arc. It mirrors the arc the star (or other object) makes as it moves through the sky. This helps keep the telescope locked on its observing target.

Sprinklr : Last night we studied:
☄️a comet
✨small newborn stars
💥stars that may one day explode as supernovas

We landed at NASA Ames, where staff, the astronomy community and members of the public can tour the observatory. Tickets:

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Sprinklr : Want to visit us at NASA Ames on Oct. 19? Register for tickets:

✈️ Go inside the observatory
✨ Learn about our discoveries
👩‍🔬 Meet our team 👩‍✈️
📸 Take pictures

Twitter Web App : NASA Ames Register for tickets: Please note that space is very limited and tickets are first come, first served.

Sprinklr : ✈️ 🔭 Want to go inside the observatory, learn about our discoveries, and meet our team? Visit us at NASA Ames on Sat. October 19!

🎟️ A limited number of tickets are available. Register for yours:

Sprinklr : 🗣️ We’re coming to visit NASA Ames!

📆 On Sat. Oct. 19, the local astronomy community and members of the public can go inside the observatory, learn about our discoveries, and meet our team.

🎟️ A limited number of event tickets will be available tomorrow, Oct. 11, at 10am PT.

Twitter Web App : On a Mission, NASA JPLs award-winning podcast, returns for a new season all about asteroids! ☄️

Theyll visit missions and observatories studying these space rocks and hear from scientists charged with protecting Earth.

🎧 📲 Listen and subscribe:

Twitter Web App : What would we name the #Mars2020 rover?
Ed, of course! 😆🙃

📢 Calling all K-12 students: NASA needs your help! Here’s your chance to name the next Mars rover. 👇…

Sprinklr : ✨ 🔭 Five flights in five nights studying the solar system and beyond.
Were ready for more this week! #MondayMotivation

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Sprinklr : Did you know there’s more to space than our eyes can see?

Infrared observations help us uncover mysterious objects and phenomena — changing our understanding of the way the universe works:

Twitter Web App : .SOFIAtelescope’s ✈️🔭first scientific research flight over Europe 🌍 was a success! Read more about the mission’s behind-the-scenes logistical challenges on the #DLRblog #SOFIAobservatory #NASA…