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12/12/2010 Demise of large satellite may have led to the formation of Saturn’s rings and inner moons

Tidal forces are theorized to have stripped icy layers from the satellite, leaving the rocky core to collide with the planet

12/09/2010 The end of planet formation, as told by trace elements from the mantles of Earth, the Moon and Mars

Elements found in the mantles of Earth, the Moon and Mars believed delivered by massive impactors more than 4.5 billion years ago

12/03/2010 SwRI researchers continue Starfighters suborbital space flight training aboard F-104 aircraft

Effort aimed at conducting in-space experiments using next-generation suborbital vehicles

12/02/2010 SwRI's Burch awarded AGU John Adam Fleming Medal

Dr. James L. Burch recognized for research, leadership in space sciences

12/01/2010 SwRI's McComas named Fellow of the American Physical Society

Dr. David J. McComas recognized for his pioneering discoveries, significant contributions to space research 

11/30/2010 Cassini finds warm cracks on Enceladus

New maps show hottest regions of so-called "tiger stripes"
 

11/30/2010 Korbell re-elected chairman of SwRI Board of Directors

Pfeiffer will continue to serve as vice chairman

11/26/2010 Cassini Finds Ethereal Atmosphere at Rhea

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected a very tenuous atmosphere infused with oxygen and carbon dioxide around Saturn’s icy moon Rhea

10/21/2010 LRO's LAMP ultraviolet spectrograph observes LCROSS blast, detects surprising gases in impact plume

Findings show mercury and other volatiles could pose challenges to future human exploration
 

10/21/2010 SwRI's Janssens named Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Dr. Marc Janssens recognized for his leadership, research and innovation in fire protection engineering