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"The Solar Probe Cup of the Parker Solar Probe" Awarded Top Cited Paper of 2023
January 2, 2024
The Solar Probe Cup of the Parker Solar Probe Awarded Top Cited Paper of 2023
First GNC Circular for Glowbug!
June 1, 2023
First GNC Circular for Glowbug!
STI Scientist appointed to NASA Committee
January 18, 2023
STI Scientist appointed to NASA Committee
Monster Black Holes
January 18, 2023
Monster Black Holes

In a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal, scientists describe the discovery of an intermediate black hole buried in gas and dust in a dwarf galaxy. The discovery of the dust-obscured black hole of a previously undiscovered size is exciting since it may help provide clues about how such black holes were seeded in the very early universe.

STI Managers Win Awards
August 22, 2022
STI Managers Win Awards

Congratulations to Francisco Delgado and Ken Wright, who both won 2022 USRA Manager Awards.

Glowbug: A Technology Demonstration for Multi-messenger Astrophysics
August 5, 2022
Glowbug: A Technology Demonstration for Multi-messenger Astrophysics

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) scientists at the Science and Technology Institute (STI) in Huntsville, Alabama, are developing, testing, and running the science operations center for Glowbug, a gamma-ray burst (GRB) detector slated for delivery to the International Space Station in 2023.

3D Study of "Gigantic Jet" Provides New Insights into Upward Lightning Bursts
August 3, 2022
3D Study of "Gigantic Jet" Provides New Insights into Upward Lightning Bursts

A detailed 3D study of a massive electrical discharge that rose 50 miles into space above an Oklahoma thunderstorm has provided new information about an elusive atmospheric phenomenon known as gigantic jets.

USRA Scientists Support NASA's SERVIR Program
July 12, 2022
USRA Scientists Support NASA's SERVIR Program

USRA Software engineers are supporting NASA's SERVIR Program mission by helping developing countries use information provided by Earth observing satellites and geospatial technologies to address challenges in critical issues like food security, water resources, weather, climate, land use, and disasters.

STI Welcomes New Hires
June 16, 2022
STI Welcomes New Hires

STI welcomes new hires Alqamah Sayeed, Christopher Light, Maheshwari Neelam, and Alex Goberna.

USRA's Douglas Swartz receives Exceptional Public Service Medal from NASA
March 1, 2022
USRA's Douglas Swartz receives Exceptional Public Service Medal from NASA

Douglas Swartz from USRA’s Science and Technology Institute was awarded the Exceptional Public Service Medal from NASA for “Unceasing support of critical NASA X-ray missions including the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Lynx X-ray Observatory concept and the mentoring of future scientists.”