Q. With reference to SOFIA, consider the following statements:
1.It is the world’s largest flying telescope.
2.It discovered water molecules (H2O) on the sun-facing side of the Moon.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Both statements are correct.

  • Statement 1 is correct: It is the world’s largest flying telescope.
  • Statement 2 is correct:In 2020, NASA announced that SOFIA discovered water molecules (H2O) on the sun-facing side of the Moon. The site is the Clavius Crater, located in the Moon’s southern hemisphere

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