space

New effort to map the universe, unravel mysteries of ‘dark energy’

The international collaboration that includes the University of Utah aims to construct a 3-D map of the universe in more detail than ever before.


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.


A reversal of Earth’s geomagnetic field

Approximately 42,000 years ago the Earth’s geomagnetic field reversed, triggering dramatic climate shifts and fueling ecological change on a global scale.


First daily surveillance of emerging COVID-19 hotspots

As COVID-19 outbreaks sweep across communities, local officials are forced into a whack-a-mole approach to battling the virus. Geographers hope a new method will provide timely data to inform public policy.


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.