Rendezvous with SOFIA
Every year the world’s biggest flying telescope visits New Zealand’s pristine skies. For six weeks, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy finds a new home in Christchurch. Their flights take a team of scientists well above the Earth’s humid atmospheric layers, where clear views of stars and planets await.
This is a visual story of SOFIA’s scientists, pilots, engineers and support staff.
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