Searching for life in the universe

“Is there life out there?” It’s the one question that has puzzled humankind for centuries.

U of U Health experiment prepared for launch to International Space Station

The experiment will evaluate the effects of space travel on bone marrow cells and platelets circulating in the blood.

Representation in science

Black students and scientists have faced unfair and unjust barriers in science.

Illustration of the telescope. A honeycombed-shaped golden mirror sits on top of a pink silver sun shield below floating in space.

Watch launch of biggest, most powerful telescope

U astronomer Anil Seth explains why the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope was a cosmically huge deal.

A bald white man with a blue checkered shirt sits next to a microscope with NASA logo on it.

Waste of space

University of Utah engineers develop better method for cleaning up orbiting space junk.

Bringing astrobiology into prisons

U professor shows how astrobiology helps incarcerated people connect with science.

A caucasian astronaut in a space walk suit.

10 life lessons from an astronaut

Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space, answered questions on maintaining physical and mental health, finding inspiration and remaining curious while in isolation.

A view over a hazy city stretching into the horizon.

NASA satellite offers urban carbon dioxide insights

Using data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, researchers found connections between the population density of cities and how much carbon dioxide they produce per person.

Journey to the bottom of the world

The U’s Dan Reed and Maureen Condic traveled to Antarctica in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and understand the vast scientific opportunities—and life-and-death precipices—the southernmost tip of the globe offers.


NASA’s NuSTAR mission proves superstar Eta Carinae shoots cosmic rays.