SOFIA Begins Fourth Year of Observations Targeting Planets, Asteroids, Stars, Galaxies, and More

Moffett Field CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2016

NASA’s “flying” telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aboard a highly modified Boeing 747SP jetliner, began its fourth series of science flights on Feb. 3, 2016. This operational period, known as “Cycle 4,” is a one-year-long observing period in which SOFIA is scheduled for 106 flights between now and the end of January 2017.

“The Cycle 4 program will make —> Read More