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FILE - This undated artist rending provided by the U.S. Air Force shows a U.S. Air Force graphic of...
TARA COPP Associated Press

Pentagon debuts its new stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider

The United States' newest nuclear stealth bomber is making its public debut after years of secret development. The new bomber is part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China.
12 hours ago
Space Dynamics Laboratory CAPSTONE CubeSat...
Cary Schwanitz

Space radio built at USU is now orbiting the Moon

A deep space radio name Iris and built by the Space Dynamics Labaratory at Utah State University has been in lunar orbit since November 13.
3 days ago
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft atop is seen as Space X and NASA....
Ashley Strickland and Jackie Wattles, CNN

SpaceX launches tomato seeds, other supplies to International Space Station

SpaceX is carrying a fresh haul of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend after bad weather at the launch site forced the company to wave off its first attempt.
7 days ago
On the sixth day of the Artemis I mission, Orion's optical navigation camera captured black-and-whi...
Amir Vera, CNN

NASA’s Orion spacecraft snaps a selfie on its journey beyond the far side of the moon

NASA released a selfie taken by the Orion capsule and close-up photos of the moon's crater-marked landscape as the spacecraft continues on the Artemis 1 mission.
8 days ago
The European Space Agency presents 17 new astronaut candidates on Wednesday in Paris. (Eric Lalmand...
Katie Hunt, CNN

European Space Agency announces first ‘parastronaut’

For the first time in 13 years, the European Space Agency has announced a new class of trainee astronauts, including the world's first "parastronaut."
10 days ago
NASA's Orion spacecraft approaches its closest flyby of the moon during NASA's Artemis I mission. (...
Jackie Wattles, CNN Business

NASA’s Orion spacecraft makes its closest approach to the moon as part of Artemis mission

NASA's Orion capsule passed about 80 miles above the lunar surface early Monday, a monumental achievement in the mission designed to test the space agency's ability to return astronauts to the moon.
12 days ago
Baby Revie Moala in pajamas and a beanie....
Ashley Moser

Idaho family says Primary Children’s Hospital nurse was crucial in getting baby to breathe

For weeks the Moala's, who live in Rigby, Idaho, fought for doctors to run tests on baby Revie. Finally she was referred to Primary Children’s Hospital, where Revie was diagnosed with blindness in her right eye.
14 days ago
The supernova Wiggins discovered....
Alex Cabrero

Utah man discovers supernova

A Utah man has made a cosmic discovery, a supernova that no one has seen before. He will get credit for its discovery.
14 days ago
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Mike Anderson

Free air purifiers are available for Utah schools to help with dirty air, RSV

It doesn't take a website or a special device to see how dirty Utah's air can be. But some parents, like Brad Plotow, might notice it more than others.
15 days ago
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LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer

Mental crises excluded from some state abortion exemptions

Mental health advocates say there's a cruel quirk in abortion bans in several states: There are exemptions for life-threatening emergencies, but psychiatric crises don't count.
16 days ago
The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion crew capsule lifts off from launch complex 39-B...
Jackie Wattles and Ashley Strickland, CNN

Artemis I mission takes flight in historic leap forward for NASA’s moon program

The historic Artemis I mission took flight in the early hours of Wednesday morning after months of anticipation.
17 days ago
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Daniella Rivera

Violent sexual predators use dating apps as ‘hunting grounds,’ BYU study finds

The newly published BYU study is the largest of its kind in the world, examining more than 200 sexual assaults in Utah that occurred during the first in-person meeting between people who connected through online dating apps.
18 days ago
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft atop rests on launch pad 39B as f...
MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

NASA’s moon rocket on track for Wednesday launch attempt

NASA is counting down to this week's planned liftoff of its new moon rocket after an evaluation of hurricane damage.
18 days ago
Graphic of The Joint Polar Satellite System....
JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press

US weather satellite, test payload launched into space

A satellite intended to improve weather forecasting and an experimental inflatable heat shield to protect spacecraft entering atmospheres have been launched into space from California. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 satellite and the NASA test payload lifted off early Thursday from Vandenberg Space Force Base, northwest of Los Angeles. Developed for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, JPSS-2 was placed into an orbit that circles the Earth from pole to pole. NASA says the satellite is safe but mission managers are trying to determine whether its solar array properly deployed. Meanwhile, the heat shield re-entered Earth's atmosphere and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean east of Hawaii, where it has been recovered.
20 days ago
Kennedy Space Center on a cloudy Florida day....
Associated Press

Unmanned, solar-powered US space plane back after 908 days

An unmanned U.S. military space plane has landed after spending a record 908 days in orbit for its sixth mission and conducting science experiments. The solar-powered vehicle landed early Saturday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Its previous mission lasted 780 days. The X-37B space plane hosted a service module that carried experiments for the Naval Research Laboratory, the U.S. Air Force Academy and others. One experiment deployed a satellite in October 2021 that still remains in orbit. Another evaluated the effects of long-duration space exposure on seeds.
20 days ago
A bright fireball is seen above Brkini, Slovenia, on November 12, 2015, during a Taurid swarm. This...
Taylor Nicioli, CNN

Northern Taurid fireballs can be seen all November long

The Taurid "swarm" is still going strong this month, with bright meteors known as fireballs visible across the world in the night sky.
21 days ago
A portion of the dwarf galaxy Wolf--Lundmark--Melotte is shown, as captured by (from left) the Spit...
Jackie Wattles, CNN

New Webb telescope image shows ‘lonely’ dwarf galaxy in striking detail

The James Webb Space Telescope has snapped a remarkably detailed image of a nearby dwarf galaxy.
24 days ago
Drill cores of brown rock Sphalerite....
Brooke Williams

Utah awarded grant to study critical mineral deposit, only found in West Desert

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) has been awarded a federal grant for critical minerals research on the unique West Desert deposit in western Juab County.
24 days ago
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Larry D. Curtis

How to watch tomorrow’s early-morning full eclipse, the last until 2025

The final total lunar eclipse until 2025 will happen in the cold dark of Tuesday morning, according to NASA.
25 days ago
Yellow, pink, purple, red rose bouquets...
Jessica Jordan, CNN

How rare rose collectors save some flowers from extinction

(CNN) — When you think of roses, you may not think of them as rare. You can easily find commercially grown roses at your local florist or even at the grocery store. But when it comes to unique heritage roses, there is a world of collectors and preservationists working hard to keep them alive amid […]
27 days ago
A bright fireball is seen above Brkini, Slovenia, on Nov. 12, 2015, during a Taurid swarm. This mon...
Taylor Nicioli, CNN

This month’s Southern Taurids meteor shower will feature bright fireballs in the sky

Never mind that Halloween is over, because "Halloween fireballs," as NASA calls them, can still be seen blazing bright in the night sky over the next few weeks, thanks to the Southern Taurids meteor shower.
29 days ago
NASA's Artemis I rocket sits on the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center on September 3 in Cape Canave...
MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

NASA’s moon rocket returns to pad for next launch attempt

NASA’s moon rocket is back on the pad for another launch attempt, following more repairs.
29 days ago
The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory caught the sun "smiling." Seen in ultraviolet light, these dark...
Jackie Wattles, CNN

Eerie image of the sun ‘smiling’ captured by NASA

A NASA observatory captured what appeared to be a jack-o'-lantern-esque smile on the sun's surface, showing what are actually splotches on the sun's surface that are cooler than the surrounding areas.
1 month ago
BYU chemical engineering professor Matthew Memmott works in his lab on campus. (Photo by Brooklyn J...
Logan Stefanich

BYU professors create reactor designed to safely produce nuclear energy. Here’s how it works

BYU professor and nuclear engineering expert Matthew Memmott and his colleagues designed a nuclear reactor that they say provides safer nuclear energy production.
1 month ago
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