SOFIA

SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) is an airborne observatory created by NASA and the German Space Agency. The observatory is within a modified Boeing 747SP aircraft. Its mobility allows observation of the solar system from any position on the earth. Since the observatory is in the stratosphere, the observing telescope sees infrared light, which scientists use to study the energy levels of different objects in the solar system. Read about discoveries made by SOFIA at SciTechDaily.com.