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FILE - This April 20, 2010 file photo shows the bay of a modified Boeing 747SP jetliner containing the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope at a NASA Dryden Flight Research Center test facility in Palmdale, Calif. The U.S.-German infrared observatory has flown its inaugural science flight, a mission to better understand how stars form.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Photo by: REED SAXON
FILE - This April 20, 2010 file photo shows the bay of a modified Boeing 747SP jetliner containing the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope at a NASA Dryden Flight Research Center test facility in Palmdale, Calif. The U.S.-German infrared observatory has flown its inaugural science flight, a mission to better understand how stars form. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

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