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06/28/2016 SwRI’s Alan Stern receives Distinguished Public Service Medal — NASA’s highest civilian honor

New Horizons leader recognized for successful Pluto mission that completed initial reconnaissance of the solar system

06/27/2016 SwRI’s Parker discovers moon over Makemake in the Kuiper Belt

Faint moon was previously obscured by the glare of the icy dwarf planet 

06/22/2016 SwRI team finds a possible solution to “faint young Sun paradox” in primordial asteroid impacts

Bombardment triggered atmospheric warming capable of sustaining liquid water

06/20/2016 Software estimates likelihood of ‘man-made earthquakes’

3DStress® assesses seismicity risks for oil and gas wastewater disposal or geothermal systems

06/16/2016 Southwest Research Institute announces creation of Permian Basin Joint Industry Project

SwRI presenting West Texas research at AAPG convention, discussing similar Austin Chalk initiative

06/14/2016 SwRI celebrating decade of unmanned systems program during Eurosatory

R&D leader develops technologies for autonomous vehicles used in defense, automotive sectors

06/13/2016 Juno spacecraft to arrive at Jupiter, enter orbit July 4

SwRI’s Bolton leads NASA mission to gas giant

06/02/2016 SwRI’s Walker named IBS Ballistics Science Fellow

Honor recognizes his outstanding research in terminal ballistics

06/01/2016 Southwest Research Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Institute awarded $3.4 million contract for Ebola countermeasure

Texas neighboring research organizations to collaborate on developing drug formulation for DTRA

05/31/2016 SwRI’s Bottke named Fellow of Meteoritical Society

Bottke studies what meteorites, asteroids, and comets reveal about solar system history