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2011: One of SOFIA's first seven instruments is the Cornell University-developed Faint Object InfraRed CAmera for the SOFIA Telescope, or FORCAST (the red area and associated electronics attached to the telescope). This instrument was used during the First Light and Basic Science Segment One flights. FORCAST collects infrared energy in the four to 40 micron wave­lengths. (NASA/Tom Tschida)

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