RPI astrobiologist flies SOFIA to observe exoplanets

Daniel Angerhausen, a postdoc in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, has fulfilled his quest to conduct research aboard NASA’s flying observatory, SOFIA (the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy). From anticipation in April, to disappointment in May, he finally got to fly SOFIA on September 26. “So I spent the night at 42,000 feet on a billion dollar NASA aircraft observing an alien world 63 light-years away. How was your night?” tweeted Daniel the morning after his first flight. Click here for the full story.

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