SOFIA's FORCAST telescope was used to collect infrared readings from protostar G35.20-0.74
G35 protostar at wavelengths of 31 and 37 microns taken by the FORCAST instrument on the SOFIA in 2011
Observations made by NASA's airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) have led to a development in our understanding of the formation of massive stars. By studying the star G35, the team found that the formation process was more akin to that of smaller stars than was previously thought.
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