Geology

Unusual earthquakes highlight central Utah volcanoes

No sign of imminent eruption, researchers say, but quakes show activity in Black Rock Desert


Perseverance Rover’s journey to Mars

U alum Thomas Stucky, a KBRwyle engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center, talked about NASA’s mission to search for life on Mars—and prepare for future human explorers.


Fossil species named for U professor Kathleen Ritterbush

Name honors Ritterbush’s research in the rock formation where the fossil shell was found.


U partners with Taiwan universities for dual degree program

The agreement allows students studying geology or atmospheric science to concurrently earn degrees.


Utah’s land and life

Explore the Natural Museum of History’s exhibitions from the comfort of your own home.


A chemical mosaic under our feet

New research paints an intricate picture of how the Earth’s mantle is like a Jackson Pollock painting.


Seal conservation strategies

Chemical records in teeth confirm elusive Alaska lake seals are one of a kind.


Flying across America for POWs and for science

A geology professor explores the way water weaves through America—and into Americans’ very bones.


OLD FAITHFUL’S HEART

Dense seismograph network shows subsurface geyser plumbing structures.


A SEISMIC CELEBRATION

Today is the 50th anniversary of the U’s Seismograph Stations, which now include 237 seismic-recording stations located in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho to monitor earthquakes throughout the world and the region.