SOFIA Provides “Unprecedented View” Of Part Of Milky Way

SOFIA Provides “Unprecedented View” Of Part Of Milky Way.?The Aerospace Daily & Defense Report http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/asd_01_10_2013_p05-02-535162.xml (1/10, Mecham) reported, “About 4-6 million years ago, ‘something big’ happened at the center of the Milky Way and NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia) has brought back the latest pictures.” The images showed the “bursts of energy that created the Quintuplet Cluster (QC), Central Cluster and other massive star clusters at the center of the galaxy, says Matt Hankins of the University of Central Arkansas, lead author of a paper…on an unprecedented view of that event.” The article noted “neither ground-based observatories nor the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have seen CNR or QC with such clarity.”