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Video answers: ‘SOFIA’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. It’s forty years old.
  2. There’s a hole in the fuselage to allow SOFIA to do its work.
  3. It stands for ‘stratospheric observatory for infrared astronomy’.
  4. They thought it was crazy because it was extremely challenging and there were many problems.
  5. It’s different because it looks at ultraviolet light while SOFIA looks at infrared light.
  6. SOFIA is flexible because different kinds of instruments can be placed on board to make different kinds of observations, and because it’s a flying telescope, it can be positioned anywhere in the world.

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