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10/13/2015 SwRI-led study finds that a comet’s tail may shed light on solar wind heating

The turbulence of the solar wind helps explain its variable nature and high temperatures

10/02/2015 SwRI awarded $3 million NASA contract to develop mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids

Lucy one of five candidates up for selection under NASA Discovery Program

09/30/2015 SwRI expands microencapsulation capabilities with customized fluid bed coater

New device will increase capacity six-fold

09/18/2015 SwRI, CU partner to boost graduate education, real-world collaboration

Collaboration enables CU graduate students to contribute to SwRI planetary and space science programs

09/17/2015 SwRI receives $3.2 million contract from Energy Department for solar power research

Work will center on improving power generation in concentrating solar power plants

09/02/2015 Southwest Research Institute new pollution abatement system significantly reduces hazardous waste

Custom-designed pollution abatement system reduces emissions, improves efficiency

08/21/2015 SwRI’s Durda awarded Sagan Medal

Medal to be awarded at November DPS meeting

08/19/2015 SwRI scientists think “planetary pebbles” were the building blocks for the largest planets

Discovery improves solar system formation models

08/12/2015 Lunar crater named for former SwRI Space Scientist David C. Slater

Planetary scientist who developed an instrument for studying sunless areas of lunar craters honored by IAU

08/11/2015 SwRI scientists study nitrogen provision for Pluto’s atmosphere

What resupplies the nitrogen content as its atmosphere is depleted?

08/07/2015 SwRI scientist selected for NASA Antarctic hunt for meteorites

2015-2016 ANSMET campaign kicks off in November

08/04/2015 Southwest Research Institute awarded grant from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to further reduce emissions from fire testing

SwRI only organization to receive a 2015 grant in the new technology category

07/27/2015 Alan Stern invited to testify before U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Space

Stern to address discoveries, further opportunities of New Horizons mission

07/22/2015 SwRI’s McComas awarded NASA’s Exceptional Public Service Medal

McComas recognized for contributions to NASA Advisory Council

07/15/2015 Multiple Discoveries from New Horizons Pluto Mission

Pluto, Charon photos capture exciting clear images of mountainous terrain