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_De.
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Twitter Web App : Our SOFIAtelescope looked into the closest stellar nursery to Earth, the Orion Nebula. It observed an enormous bubble that is now showing signs of birthing stars along its edges within tiny, densely compacted clouds:

Sprinklr : ✨ The first signs of new star birth in the Orion nebula sparked by a stellar wind.

Learn more about how the stars we see today can affect future generations:

Twitter Web App : Peering at the cosmos, SOFIAtelescope captured the first signs of star birth ✨ caused by winds in a nearby nebula:

Twitter Web App : SOFIAtelescope has a leadership team that includes 5 accomplished women making waves in space science and engineering.

Learn about how the highlights of their respective journeys have culminated into a groundbreaking collaborative project. #WomeninSTEM

Sprinklr : In the Orion Nebula, an enormous bubble that cleared away star-seeding material is now showing signs of birthing stars along its edges.

These observations offer new insights into how the stars we see today can affect future generations:

Sprinklr : Read about some of our latest research in our science newsletter including:
✨ Star formation at the center of our galaxy
🔭 Haze in Plutos atmosphere

Learn more:

Sprinklr : Our leadership team includes five accomplished women making waves in space science and engineering.

Each brings different backgrounds and perspectives to making this complex international science experiment a success. Learn about their careers:

Twitter Web App : “I may have been one of the first women to leave my community who was not married, and who went abroad, pursued PhD… I had no role model in that sense. I had to take that challenge on my own.”

Meet Naseem Rangwala, project scientist for @SOFIATelescope:

Sprinklr : The astronomical community is invited to a free virtual workshop June 22-24, 2020 to create a plan and timeline for our instrument development, upgrades and capabilities.

Details and registration:

Sprinklr : 🔭 Calling all astronomers: Were now accepting observing proposals for flights between 2021-2022.

Learn more and submit a proposal:

Twitter Web App : daniel suggett It's ring of material around the Milky Way's black hole. The Y-shaped structure is material falling toward the black hole, near where the arms of the Y intersect. The streamlines reveal that the magnetic fields that follow the shape of the dusty structure.…

Sprinklr : The area around the center of our Milky Way galaxy is dominated by gravity, but magnetic fields may be strong enough to control material moving around the supermassive black hole.
The new research was presented at the #AAS236 meeting today. Learn more:

Sprinklr : Attending the virtual #AAS236 meeting this week?

👩‍💻 Visit our booth in the exhibit hall
🌌 Attend a presentation
✈️ Get updates during a webinar June 2 at 3pm ET
🔭 Learn about legacy programs during a webinar June 3 at 12pm ET


Twitter Web App : #LaunchAmerica: We’re sending U.S. astronauts to the Intl. Space Station on a U.S. rocket from U.S. soil at 3:22pm ET on Saturday, May 30. Here’s how you can watch:

Twitter Web App : Welcome to Launch Day 🚀

Live #LaunchAmerica coverage starts at 12:15pm ET. Liftoff is at 4:33pm ET.

Let’s light this candle!…

Twitter Web App : #OTD in 2010, the world’s largest flying observatory, SOFIAtelescope, first peered into the cosmos. 🔭✨ To celebrate a decade of exploration, here are 10 amazing discoveries from the mission:

Sprinklr : 🛫 Ten years ago, we took off for our first observing flight. 🔭 ✨ Learn about some of the discoveries made using infrared light:

Sprinklr : ⭐ ⭐ A double-star system that is more than 300 light-years away likely had an extreme collision between two of its rocky planets. A similar event in our own solar system may have formed our Moon. 🌙
See more discoveries made from 40,000 feet:

Sprinklr : Supernova explosions are among the most powerful events in the universe — the blast waves propagate through space at more than 6,000 miles per second.
💥 Learn about material that can survive the powerful blast:

Sprinklr : 🧲 Magnetic fields at our galaxys core, shown as streamlines, may be channeling the gas into an orbit around the black hole, rather than directly into it.
🤫 This may explain why our galaxy’s black hole is relatively quiet. More: