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NASA’s SOFIA observatory at Daytona International Airport. Photo: Brendan Byrne
Space

NASA’s Aerial Observatory Faces Increased Scrutiny


A NASA watchdog is asking the agency to take a critical look at its airplane-mounted telescope that costs around $83 million a year to run. SOFIA is a modified Boeing 747SP with a telescope mounted to the back of it which flies into the stratosphere.
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The main collecting dish is among the world’s largest single-dish radio telescopes. The reflective dish is 1,000 feet in diameter, 167 feet deep, and covers an area of about 20 acres. Photo: UCF
Space

Fixing Arecibo & Tracking Near-Earth Asteroids


It’s been more than a month since an asteroid-hunting telescope in Puerto Rico has gone dark. The Arecibo Observatory’s dish is broken after a piece of scaffolding fell, damaging the surface. So what will it take to fix it?
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Mars. Photo: NASA
Space

Humans To Mars & A Supernova Extinction


Last week, scientists, engineers and visionaries met at the annual Humans to Mars summit, outlining current challenges and technological breakthroughs in developing a plan for how to live on the red planet.
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