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“Astronomy Picture of the Day” Features Results from SOFIA’s HAWC+ Instrument, Developed by a Team including CIERA Astronomers

An Astrophysical Journal paper presenting data obtained with SOFIA’s HAWC+ camera was highlighted by being chosen for NASA’s “Astronomy Picture of the Day” on February 27th. Professor Giles Novak and CIERA visiting scholar Marc Berthoud led the development of the data pipeline for HAWC+. The lead author of the paper is Professor David Chuss of Villanova University, who obtained his Ph.D. at Northwestern in 2002. Novak, Berthoud, CIERA postdoc Erin Cox, Northwestern undergraduate Eric Van Camp, and former CIERA scientists Nicholas Chapman, Laura Fissel, and Fabio Santos​ are co-authors.

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