The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large infrared telescope that is designed to vastly improve our understanding of the Universe and its origins. JWST launched on December 25, 2021 and its four main infrared instruments are expected to make fascinating discoveries ranging from profiling exoplanet atmospheres to imaging some of the Universe’s oldest galaxies. As for our Hubble guest investigator program success, our UTSA Adjoint scientists are involved in a SwRI-led program to observe asteroid Psyche in Cycle 1 and are bound to be successful in future competitive requests for observing time to investigate both solar system and [...]
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Thomas Lechner, Jared Schroeder, and Michael Velez are the proud recipients of the Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) Fellowships!Jessica Armstrong2022-07-07T14:59:05+00:00
Elena Dolgas Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Planetary Science from Florida Institute of Technology, 2020 Research Interests: Planetary science, specifically surfaces and ISRU Fun Facts: Attended over 30 concerts Interned at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the Curiosity rover Hiked snow-covered Rocky Mountains Can recite (most of) the movie "Interstellar"
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Physics with minor in Astronomy/Astrophysics from UTSA 2020 Research interests: Currently working on asteroid modeling with Dr. Becker. Very interested in planetary science. Still figuring out my specific interests! Fun facts: I have backpacked through the Chisos mountains in Big Bend National Park twice! Avid reader of sci-fi and comics. Advisor: Tracy Becker
Congratulations to Joon Kim who recently published a research article in the Journal of Space Physics!Jessica Armstrong2022-07-29T20:05:28+00:00
The article is titled "H+ Pitch Angle Distributions in the Outer Magnetosphere Observed by MMS HPCA."
The 3DI instrument, led by SwRI Principal Scientist and UTSA Associate Adjoint Professor Dr. Keiichi Ogasawara, has been selected for a Phase A study for the upcoming NASA Geospace Dynamics Constellation (GDC) mission. Congratulations to Dr. Ogasawara! Read more at the NASA website.