Decades of research identify source of galaxy-sized stream of gas

MADISON, Wis.– A cloud of gas 300,000 light-years long is arching around the Galaxy, shunted far from 2 dwarf galaxies orbiting our own. For years, astronomers have actually needed... Read more »

Mars’ oceans formed early, possibly aided by massive volcanic eruptions

IMAGE: The early ocean referred to as Arabia (left, blue) would have appeared like this when it formed 4 billion years back on Mars, while the Deuteronilus ocean, about... Read more »

15 new planets confirmed around cool dwarf stars

Researchers report the presence of 15 brand-new worlds– consisting of one ‘super-Earth’ that might harbor liquid water– orbiting little, cool stars near our planetary system. These stars, called red... Read more »

SwRI’s Burch elected to S.A. Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame

SAN ANTONIO — Feb. 28, 2018 –Dr. James L. Burch, vice president of the Space Science and Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute, is one of four honorees being... Read more »