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02/07/2023 SwRI models explain canyons on Pluto moon

Internal ocean freeze modeling does not support cryovolcanism on Charon

01/31/2023 SwRI investigations reveal more evidence that Mimas is a stealth ocean world

Simulations suggest that Saturn’s smallest, innermost moon could have an expanding, geologically young ocean

01/25/2023 SwRI-led Lucy team announces new asteroid target

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft adds Nov. 1 flyby of tiny main belt asteroid, a 10th target in its mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids

01/23/2023 SwRI-contributed study provides darkest view ever of interstellar ices

Researchers utilized the James Webb Space Telescope to look at primordial interstellar ices

01/23/2023 SwRI launches joint industry program to refine the modeling of sour well environments

JIP seeks to help reduce materials costs, reevaluate conditions

01/11/2023 SwRI examines the origins of the building blocks of life

Researchers recreated interstellar cloud and asteroid conditions to better understand how carbonaceous chondrites acquired amino acids

01/10/2023 SwRI scientists find evidence for magnetic reconnection between Ganymede and Jupiter

Juno spacecraft discovered magnetospheric fireworks as magnetic field lines merge and snap between the gas giant and its largest moon

01/09/2023 SwRI evaluates risks of transporting liquids with dissolved gases

Two-year, $650,000 U.S. Department of Transportation contract will characterize risks of transporting hazardous liquids containing dissolved gases

01/05/2023 SwRI delivers innovative instrument for NASA’s Europa Clipper mission

MASPEX will analyze gases around Jupiter moon to understand its potential habitability

12/12/2022 SwRI study describes first ultraviolet imaging of Sun’s middle corona

Researchers observed long, web-like structures that discharge particles from the Sun into space

11/29/2022 Southwest Research Institute launches joint industry program to develop hydrogen combustion vehicle

SwRI project aims to demonstrate a zero-emission heavy-duty hydrogen internal combustion engine

11/17/2022 2023 Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference opens registration, expands sponsor roster, names keynote speakers

Conference seeking abstracts for contributed presentations

11/08/2022 SwRI develops novel microscopy method to evaluate screen erosion in oil and gas equipment

New method provides more comprehensive view of screen erosion

11/01/2022 SwRI experiment helps predict effects of DART impact

Study assesses ejecta momentum enhancement created by space probe’s collision with asteroid

10/25/2022 SwRI improves corrosion-detecting technology that detects leaks in pipes before they occur

New generation of Magnetostrictive Transducer Collar is more accurate, flexible and efficient