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ITHACA, NY — On December 1, after five months of test flights, SOFIA — NASA’s newest and largest airborne astronomical observatory — completed a 10-hour flight that marked the project’s first mission devoted solely to gathering scientific data. A 17-ton telescope mounted in the fuselage of a modified 747 jumbo jet, SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared...

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