Facing Cancellation, SOFIA Observatory Probes Star Formation

Composite image of the nebula RCW 120.
Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SOFIA
A glowing nebula filled with clouds of hot gas and dust designated RCW 120 is providing possible new insight into how stars formed in the early universe, thanks to observations from the SOFIA airborne observatory. This could be final year of observations with SOFIA. The White House 2022 budget...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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