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A bright fireball is seen above Brkini, Slovenia, on Nov. 12, 2015, during a Taurid swarm. This month, another swarm is upon us, with fireballs that can be seen in the sky throughout November.

Northern Taurid fireballs can be seen all November long

A bright fireball is seen above Brkini, Slovenia, on Nov. 12, 2015, during a Taurid swarm. This month, another swarm is upon us, with fireballs that can be seen in the sky throughout November. (Marko Korosec, Solent News/Shutterstock) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes ATLANTA — The Taurid “swarm” is still going strong this month, with …

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In this computer model, the OSIRIS-REx satellite is seen as it will appear on Sept. 24, 2023, when it will pass by the Earth and will drop a capsule containing a sample from an asteroid. The sample will make a parachute landing at the Utah Test and Training Range in Tooele County.

Intergalactic University of Utah project helps bring the celestial sphere to your laptop

In this computer model, the OSIRIS-REx satellite is seen as it will appear on Sept. 24, 2023, when it will pass by the Earth and will drop a capsule containing a sample from an asteroid. The sample will make a parachute landing at the Utah Test and Training Range in Tooele County. (Gene Payne, OpenSpace) …

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A bright fireball is seen above Brkini, Slovenia, on Nov. 12, 2015, during a Taurid swarm. This month, another swarm is upon us, with fireballs that can be seen in the sky throughout November.

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

A bright fireball is seen above Brkini, Slovenia, on Nov. 12, 2015, during a Taurid swarm. This month, another swarm is upon us, with fireballs that can be seen in the sky throughout November. (Marko Korosec, Solent News, Shutterstock) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes ATLANTA — Never mind that Halloween is over, because “Halloween fireballs,” …

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Utah couple Richard and Brooke Lee recently launched the Dela app. Users can post messages, photos and videos as they would on traditional social media platforms, but the content is shared only within a private group.

Why this Utah couple’s new app isn’t your average social media platform

Utah couple Richard and Brooke Lee recently launched the Dela app. Users can post messages, photos and videos as they would on traditional social media platforms, but the content is shared only within a private group. (Richard Lee) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes FARMINGTON — Richard Lee remembers how messy the family group chat used …

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Curiosity Mars Rover takes a selfie at Quela drilling at Murray Buttes, Mount Sharp, Mars in this undated photo. Ancient bacteria might be sleeping beneath the surface of Mars, where it has been shielded from the harsh radiation of space for millions of years, according to new research.

Ancient microbes like ‘Conan the Bacterium’ may be sleeping beneath the surface of Mars

Curiosity Mars Rover takes a selfie at Quela drilling at Murray Buttes, Mount Sharp, Mars in this undated photo. Ancient bacteria might be sleeping beneath the surface of Mars, where it has been shielded from the harsh radiation of space for millions of years, according to new research. (SEA, NASA, JPL-Caltech, Alamy) Estimated reading time: …

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Kroger announced it's merging with Albertsons in a $24.6 billion deal, creating one of the largest grocery store chains in the United States. A Kroger grocery store is seen here on Sept. 9 in Houston, Texas.

2 of the largest supermarkets in America are merging

Kroger announced it’s merging with Albertsons in a $24.6 billion deal, creating one of the largest grocery store chains in the United States. A Kroger grocery store is seen here on Sept. 9 in Houston, Texas. (Brandon Bell, Getty Images) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes ATLANTA — Kroger announced Friday that it plans to buy …

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This illustration provided by Heming Zhang in September depicts some of the fossil fish, more than 400 million years old, which were found by researchers in southern China, announced in a series of studies published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. The fossils date back to the Silurian period when scientists believe our backboned ancestors, who were still swimming around on a watery planet, may have started evolving teeth and jaws around this time.

A ‘Jaws’ prequel? Fish fossil catch from China includes oldest teeth ever

This illustration provided by Heming Zhang in September depicts some of the fossil fish, more than 400 million years old, which were found by researchers in southern China, announced in a series of studies published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. The fossils date back to the Silurian period when scientists believe our backboned ancestors, …

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A view of Saturn from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures details of its ring system and atmospheric details June 20, 2019. Scientists said on Thursday the destruction of a large moon that strayed too close to Saturn would account both for the birth of the gas giant planet's magnificent rings.

Violent death of moon Chrysalis may have spawned Saturn’s rings

A view of Saturn from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captures details of its ring system and atmospheric details June 20, 2019. Scientists said on Thursday the destruction of a large moon that strayed too close to Saturn would account both for the birth of the gas giant planet’s magnificent rings. (NASA/ESA, A. Simon, MH Wong, …

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An artist rendering of a bowfin fish attempting to sneak up on a frog floating at the surface of a pond while another bowfin regurgitates part of a recent meal of frogs and a salamander. The bowfin fish is the suspected predator of a 150 million-year-old vomit fossil discovered in southeast Utah.

150M-year-old vomit found in Utah offers ‘rare glimpse’ into prehistoric ecosystems

An artist rendering of a bowfin fish attempting to sneak up on a frog floating on the surface of a pond while another bowfin regurgitates part of a recent meal of frogs and a salamander. The bowfin fish is the suspected predator of a 150 million-year-old vomit fossil discovered in southeast Utah. (Brian Engh via …

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