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SOFIA's GREAT Spectrometer Collects First Imagery

Movie Number   EM-0095-31
Movie Date   April 6, 2011
Formats   854X480 QuickTime Movie (30 MB)
854X500 Closed Captioned QuickTime Movie (30 MB)
1280x720 QuickTime Movie (144 MB)
SOFIA telescope Still photos of this aircraft are available in several resolutions at
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/multimedia/imagegallery/SOFIA/index.html
Description  

The German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies, or GREAT, is a high-resolution far-infrared spectrometer that finely divides and sorts light into component colors for detailed analysis. Mounted on the 2.5-meter infrared telescope installed in the SOFIA flying observatory operated by NASA and German Aerospace Center, GREAT collected its first science spectra on April 6, 2011.
Total time: 2:41 minutes

Keywords   NASA's flying observatory, GREAT Spectrometer, test flights, in-flight fully opening of the telescope cavity door.
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