In the July 12 NATURE, Melnick's team proposes that the vapor it detected with the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite originated in a swarm of icy bodies--comets--that might be orbiting CW Leonis.
What does SWAS stand for?
SWAS stands for Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite
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We have 13 other meanings of SWAS in our Acronym Attic
- Syndicate Wars (computer game)
- School Within A School (alternative education program)
- Secretly We Are Straight
- Service with a Smile
- Shenandoah WAtershed Study (Virginia)
- Software Accomplishment Summary (software certification)
- South Western Ambulance Service (UK)
- Steam and Water Analysis System
- Steering Wheel Angle Sensor (vehicles)
- Store Within A Store
- Super Wicked Ass Sweat
- Social Work and Social Administration (academics)
- Solid Waste Storage Area
- Southwest Working Australian Shepherd Association (Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc.; Texas)
- Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (various states)
- Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
- Sydney Women and Sexual Health (survey; Australia)
- Southwest Asia Service Medal (US military)
- South Western Ambulance Service National Health Service Trust
- State Wide Arts Service Organization (National Endowment for the Arts)
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This week, he and his collaborators had hoped they would finally be celebrating the launch of their $60 million Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS).
Carried aloft by a Pegasus rocket, NASA's Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS) is expected to record the distribution of water, molecular oxygen, carbon, and carbon monoxide in dense molecular clouds that lie within 3,000 light-years of Earth, including those within the constellations Orion, Taurus, Ophiuchi, and Perseus.
Carried above the atmosphere by a Pegasus launch vehicle, NASA's Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS) will chart the distribution and abundance of water vapor, molecular oxygen, carbon, and carbon monoxide in any large stellar nursery within 3,000 light-years of Earth.