The Big Picture: NASA flies massive SOFIA telescope to the stratosphere

by tech on July 4, 2014

It’s a catch-22: the lenses of ground-based telescopes can be made huge, but are hamstrung by distortion from the atmosphere. Hubble-type telescopes don’t have that issue, but must be small to be launched into space, and good luck fixing them. That’s…

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