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News Archive / Tagged: Southwest Research Institute

  • A single mission could orbit Pluto and explore the Kuiper Belt

    Laurel KornfeldOctober 30th, 2018

    While the New Horizons' mission is still exploring the Kuiper Belt a new mission could accomplish what the spacecraft has - and much more.

  • Early science results from Juno spacecraft show ‘whole new Jupiter’

    Ocean McIntyreMay 26th, 2017

    During a May 25, 2017, press conference, NASA scientists released the first early results of science data gathered by the Juno spacecraft around Jupiter. Much of what has been found has scientists questioning everything they had previously believed was understood about the king of planets.

  • Lockheed Martin tapped to build NASA’s Lucy spacecraft

    Jason RhianJanuary 9th, 2017

    NASA has recently announced that the U.S. space agency is planning on sending two new Discovery Program missions to investigate leftovers of the formation of the early Solar System. One of these two spacecraft, Lucy, will be built by Lockheed Martin.

  • CYGNSS mission highlighted by SwRI

    Shannon BlackburnAugust 13th, 2016

    SAN ANTONIO — On Thursday, Aug. 11, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) opened its doors to media, sharing progress on its Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS).

  • Stunning images of Pluto backlit thrill scientists, viewers

    Laurel KornfeldSeptember 18th, 2015

    New panoramic images of Pluto backlit by the Sun, taken only 15 minutes after New Horizons' closest approach on July 14, are thrilling scientists and viewers with stunning details of the dwarf planet's diverse terrains, some of which are surprisingly Earth-like.

  • Apollo Moon rocks reveal new secrets

    Collin SkocikJune 8th, 2014

    Forty-five years after the historic Apollo 11 landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the Moon, the priceless Moon rocks brought back by that legendary expedition are back in the news, revealing new evidence confirming the theory that the Moon was formed by a Mars-sized planetesimal slamming into the young molten […]