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SOFIA's New Instrument

This is the first polarization image from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy's new infrared camera and polarimeter, known as the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera-plus (HAWC+).

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, departed from its base operations in Palmdale, California on June 12 and ferried to Christchurch, New Zealand to complete a five-week mission to study celestial objects that are better observed from the Southern Hemisphere.

The intensity of jets of water ice and organic particles that shoot out from Saturn's moon Enceladus depends on the moon's proximity to the ringed planet, according to data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Researchers using the airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) have captured the most detailed mid-infrared images yet of a massive star condensing within a dense cocoon of dust and gas.

NASA has selected a science instrument upgrade to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) airborne observatory. The instrument, the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera (HAWC), will provide a sensitive, versatile and reliable imaging capability to the SOFIA user community.

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