Astronomy professor Emily Levesque looks out at massive stars and back at history of her profession

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Emily Levesque on board NASA’s SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, which is basically a flying telescope plane, consisting of an infrared telescope built inside a specially modified Boeing 747. The plane is designed to fly into the stratosphere and then open its rear door while in flight so the telescope can observe at high altitudes, above most of…
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