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What Lies Beneath Jupiter's Pretty Clouds (slashdot)

For something that was to have been done and thrown away three years ago, NASA's Juno spacecraft has a busy schedule ahead exploring Jupiter and its big moons. From a report: The spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016, and has survived bombardment from intense radiation at the largest of the solar system's planets. It is now finishing its primary mission, but NASA has granted it a four-year extension and 42 more orbits. Last week, it zipped past Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon....
Tags: News, Nasa, Jupiter, San Antonio, Juno, California Institute of Technology, Southwest Research Institute, Ganymede Jupiter, Msmash, Scott J Bolton, David J Stevenson


What Lies Beneath Jupiter's Pretty Clouds

For something that was to have been done and thrown away three years ago, NASA's Juno spacecraft has a busy schedule ahead exploring Jupiter and its big moons. From a report: The spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016, and has survived bombardment from intense radiation at the largest of the solar system's planets. It is now finishing its primary mission, but NASA has granted it a four-year extension and 42 more orbits. Last week, it zipped past Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon....
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Jupiter, San Antonio, Juno, California Institute of Technology, Southwest Research Institute, Ganymede Jupiter, Scott J Bolton, David J Stevenson


Here's What NASA's Probe Saw When It Flew Past Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft was able to capture new images of the moon Ganymede during a close flyby on Monday. The natural satellite, the biggest moon in the solar system, has an icy surface that covers an interior of rock and iron.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Jupiter, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Juno, Ganymede, Southwest Research Institute, Scott Bolton, Io, Junocam, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Planets Of The Solar System, Technology Internet, Draftplanetary Glaciology


NASA Spacecraft Has a Close Encounter with Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

NASA’s Juno spacecraft, in orbit around Jupiter since 2016, made a close flyby of the planet’s moon Ganymede at 1:35 p.m. ET on Monday. Its goal: to take stock of the icy orb’s composition and magnetic field, among other measurements.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Jupiter, Europa, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Simone Biles, Juno, Ganymede, Southwest Research Institute, Scott Bolton, Europa Clipper, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Planets Of The Solar System, Cosmic Vision


How San Antonio, Texas, is investing in tech, innovation, and infrastructure to become an even greater place to live

Insider The University of Texas at San Antonio. The Office of University Strategic Communications San Antonio expects its population to grow substantially in the next 20 years. Its Office of Innovation has a mission to identify community needs and find solutions to do better. Current projects include the SmartSA program, the R&D League, and Connected Beyond the Classroom. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing C...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Technology, Washington Post, US, Trends, Sustainability, Infrastructure, Digital Divide, Electricity, RFP, Smart Cities, San Antonio, Griffin, Strava, Nordic


Inside San Antonio's Office of Innovation, which plans to bridge the digital divide with smart technology and infrastructure

Insider San Antonio, Texas. Shutterstock The Office of Innovation in San Antonio, Texas, is working to advance technology and infrastructure. Created in 2007, the office is expanding Wi-Fi access for kids with Connected Beyond the Classroom. A smart streetlight program was also implemented to save money and energy and collect valuable data. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing Cities." Digital inclusion is an ...
Tags: Texas, Technology, Trends, Infrastructure, Digital Divide, Innovation, Wifi, Smart Cities, San Antonio, Nordic, UTSA, San Antonio UTSA, San Antonio Texas, USAA, Dillard, Southwest Research Institute


New Horizons Captures Goosebump-Inducing Image as It Approaches Milestone Distance From the Sun

With Pluto firmly in its rearview mirror, New Horizons is now hours away from reaching a milestone distance, in which the probe will be 50 times farther from the Sun than Earth. To commemorate the achievement, the spacecraft performed a task that had never been attempted before at the edge of the solar system.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, United States, Spaceflight, New Horizons, Pluto, Voyager 1, Solar System, Spacecraft, Kuiper Belt, Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute, Technology Internet, In Spaceflight, New Frontiers Program


Joint industry project to advance markerless 3D analysis of biomechanics for sports, medicine

Southwest Research Institute has launched a joint industry project (JIP) to advance markerless 3D analysis of biomechanics for sports and medical applications.
Tags: Health, Southwest Research Institute


SwRI researchers part of two collaborative teams receive SAMF bioscience grants

Collaborative teams that include Southwest Research Institute staff received two of six recently awarded San Antonio Medical Foundation (SAMF) bioscience grants. SwRI, in collaboration with UT Health San Antonio and University Health System, received a nearly $200,000 grant to develop machine learning algorithms for cancer detection.
Tags: Health, Southwest Research Institute, UT Health San Antonio, University Health System, San Antonio Medical Foundation


SwRI to design machine learning algorithms for integrated traffic management

Southwest Research Institute, in collaboration with Vanderbilt University, is developing machine learning algorithms to help the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) coordinate traffic management and incident response along portions of Interstate 24 in the rapidly growing Nashville region.
Tags: Health, Nashville, Vanderbilt University, Southwest Research Institute, Tennessee Department of Transportation TDOT, Interstate 24


Freaky New Feature Detected in Jupiter’s Northern Lights

A newly detected auroral feature on Jupiter bears a striking resemblance to expanding smoke rings, in a discovery made possible by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Northern Lights, Jupiter, Waves, Planetary Science, Juno, Aurora, Applied Sciences, Southwest Research Institute, Io, Space Science, Ionosphere, Academic Disciplines, Technology Internet


Where Are All the Aliens? Maybe Trapped in Underground Oceans

A planetary scientist says subterranean water worlds are likely common in the galaxy and probably even better for life than Earth-like environments. Should an intelligent species arise beneath the frozen crust, however, they’d find themselves in perpetual isolation, in what is a possible solution to the Fermi Paradox.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Earth, Extraterrestrial Life, Astrobiology, Planetary Habitability, Applied Sciences, Southwest Research Institute, Space Science, Ocean World, Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence, S Alan Stern, Circumstellar Habitable Zone, Scientific Controversies, Earth Analog


Astronomers Spot ‘Unique Meteorological Beast’ on Jupiter

For the first time ever, astronomers have measured winds inside Jupiter’s middle atmosphere, revealing unexpectedly fast jet streams within the planet’s deeper layers. Read more...
Tags: Science, Wind, Planets, Atmosphere, Jupiter, Planetary Science, Aurora, Applied Sciences, Southwest Research Institute, Gas Giants, Astronomical Objects, Technology Internet, Outer Planets, Atmosphere Of Earth, Atmosphere Of Jupiter, Thibault Cavalie


SwRI scientists help identify the first stratospheric winds measured on Jupiter

Working with a team led by French astronomers, Southwest Research Institute scientists helped identify incredibly powerful winds in Jupiter's middle atmosphere for the first time. The team measured molecules exhumed by the 1994 impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 to trace winds in excess of 900 miles per hour near Jupiter's poles.
Tags: Science, Jupiter, Southwest Research Institute, Shoemaker Levy 9


SwRI scientists image a bright meteoroid explosion in Jupiter's atmosphere

From aboard the Juno spacecraft, a Southwest Research Institute-led instrument observing auroras serendipitously spotted a bright flash above Jupiter's clouds last spring. The Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS) team studied the data and determined that they had captured a bolide, an extremely bright meteoroid explosion in the gas giant's upper atmosphere.
Tags: Science, Jupiter, Southwest Research Institute


The space rock that doomed the dinosaurs was shrapnel from a comet that flew too close to the sun, a Harvard study suggests

An artist's depiction of the moment the Chicxulub asteroid struck present-day Mexico 66 million years ago. Chase Stone A space rock crashed into present-day Mexico 66 million years ago, dooming the dinosaurs. The object's origin has remained a mystery, but Harvard astrophysicists have a new theory.  They suggest the dinosaur-killer wasn't an asteroid, but shrapnel from a comet that had flown too close to the sun. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. About 66 million ...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Colorado, Mexico, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Harvard, South Africa, Harvard University, Arizona, Dinosaurs, The New York Times, Kazakhstan, Mars


Space 2021: All the Mars landings, eclipses, astronaut flights, rocket launches, and other big missions to look for this year

The year 2021 will bring an exciting series of Mars landings, rocket launches, astronaut flights, and more. NASA; JPL-Caltech; Boeing; SpaceX In 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into orbit, Japan brought asteroid samples to Earth, and China's landed a spacecraft on the moon. But 2021 is set to be an even more ambitious year in space, with rovers set to land on Mars, new commercial astronaut missions, and much more. Here's what to watch for in 2021. Visit Busin...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Utah, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Dart, Australia, China, Virginia, India, US, Alabama, Beck, Trends, Nasa


2021 in space: This year will bring Mars landings, eclipses, and even more commercial astronaut launches. Here's what to watch for.

SpaceX's Demo-2 mission lifts off with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley inside a Crew Dragon spaceship, May 30, 2020. SpaceX In 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into orbit, Japan brought asteroid samples to Earth, and China's landed a spacecraft on the moon. But 2021 is set to be an even more ambitious year in space, with rovers set to land on Mars, new commercial astronaut missions, and much more. Here's what to watch for in 2021. Visit Busines...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Utah, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Dart, Australia, China, Virginia, India, US, Alabama, Beck, Trends, Nasa


SwRI-led team finds meteoric evidence for a previously unknown asteroid

A Southwest Research Institute-led team of scientists has identified a potentially new meteorite parent asteroid by studying a small shard of a meteorite that arrived on Earth a dozen years ago. The composition of a piece of the meteorite Almahata Sitta (AhS) indicates that its parent body was an asteroid roughly the size of Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt, and formed in the presence of water under intermediate temperatures and pressures.
Tags: Science, Ceres, Southwest Research Institute


SwRI is developing machine vision tool to improve military medical training

Southwest Research Institute is developing a machine vision tool to help the U.S. Department of Defense assess the biomechanical movements of military medical personnel during training exercises.
Tags: Health, U S Department of Defense, Southwest Research Institute


SwRI scientists expand space instrument's capabilities

A new study by Southwest Research Institute scientists describes how they have ex-panded the capabilities of the prototype spaceflight instrument Chemistry Organic and Dating Experiment (CODEX), designed for field-based dating of extraterrestrial materi-als. CODEX now uses two different dating approaches based on rubidium-strontium and lead-lead geochronology methods. The instrument uses laser ablation resonance ionization mass spectrometry (LARIMS) to obtain dates using these methods.
Tags: Science, Southwest Research Institute


SwRI scientist studies tiny craters on Bennu boulders to understand asteroid's age

Last week NASA snagged a sample from the surface of asteroid Bennu, an Empire State Building-sized body that Southwest Research Institute scientists have helped map with nearly unprecedented precision. Using orbital data from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, researchers measured centimeter- to meter-sized craters on the boulders scattered around its rugged surface to shed light on the age of the asteroid.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Southwest Research Institute, Bennu


Virgin Galactic aims to fly its first human mission from Spaceport America in November, and NASA's sending some science experiments along for the ride

SpaceShipTwo, or VSS Unity, launches toward the edge of space on December 13, 2018. Virgin Galactic; MarsScientific.com/Trumbull Studios Virgin Galactic plans to run its first human test flight from Spaceport America between November 19 and 23, according to a company press release.  Assuming the flight is successful, Virgin will be one step closer to flying its billionaire founder, Richard Branson, past the edge of space. Following Branson's successful flight, the company says it will resu...
Tags: Transportation, Space, California, Trends, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, New Zealand, Spaceshiptwo, Virgin, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Scientists, New Mexico, New York Stock Exchange, Spaceflight, Pluto


SwRI study offers more complete view of massive asteroid Psyche

A new study authored by Southwest Research Institute planetary scientist Dr. Tracy Becker discusses several new views of the asteroid 16 Psyche, including the first ultra-violet observations. The study, which was published today in The Planetary Science Journal and presented at the virtual meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences, paints a clearer view of the asteroid than was previous-ly available.
Tags: Science, Southwest Research Institute, Tracy Becker


SwRI researchers evaluate impact of wastewater systems on Edwards Aquifer

Southwest Research Institute developed an integrated hydrologic computer model to evaluate the impact of different types of wastewater disposal facilities on the Edwards Aquifer, the primary water source for San Antonio and its surrounding communities. The research results will guide authorities on what actions to take to protect the quality and quantity of water entering the aquifer.
Tags: Science, San Antonio, Southwest Research Institute, Edwards Aquifer


SwRI scientists study the rugged surface of near-Earth asteroid Bennu

As the days count down to NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft's Touch-And-Go asteroid sample collection attempt, Southwest Research Institute scientists have helped determine what the spacecraft can expect to return from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu's surface. Three papers published online by Science on Oct. 8 discuss the color, reflectivity, age, composition, origin and distribution of materials that make up the asteroid's rough surface.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Southwest Research Institute, Bennu


SwRI study describes discovery of close binary trans-Neptunian object

A new study authored by Southwest Research Institute scientists Rodrigo Leiva and Marc Buie reveals the binary nature of a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). Leiva and Buie utilized data obtained by the Research and Education Collaborative Occultation Net-work (RECON), a citizen science research network dedicated to observing the outer so-lar system. The study was published this month in The Astrophysical Journal.
Tags: Science, Southwest Research Institute, Leiva, Buie, Marc Buie, Rodrigo Leiva


SwRI instruments aboard Rosetta help detect unexpected ultraviolet aurora at a comet

Data from Southwest Research Institute-led instruments aboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft have helped reveal auroral emissions in the far ultraviolet around a comet for the first time.
Tags: Science, Rosetta, Southwest Research Institute, ESA s Rosetta


SwRI scientist searches for stellar phosphorus to find potentially habitable exoplanets

SAN ANTONIO -- Sept. 16, 2020 -- A Southwest Research Institute scientist has identified stellar phosphorus as a probable marker in narrowing the search for life in the cosmos. She has developed techniques to identify stars likely to host exoplanets, based on the composition of stars known to have planets, and proposes that upcoming studies target stellar phosphorus to find systems with the greatest probability for hosting life as we know it.
Tags: Science, San Antonio, Southwest Research Institute


SwRI-led study indicates sand-sized meteoroids are peppering asteroid Bennu

A new study published this month in JGR Planets posits that the major particle ejections off the near-Earth asteroid Bennu may be the consequence of impacts by small, sand-sized particles called meteoroids onto its surface as the object nears the Sun. The study's primary author is Southwest Research Institute scientist Dr. William Bottke, who used data from NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, William Bottke, Southwest Research Institute, Bennu, JGR Planets