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Starfield: An interstellar odyssey awaits

Braden Kislin, Culture reporter August 1, 2023

Bethesda Game Studios is getting ready to release one of the most eagerly-awaited games of 2023, Starfield, more than 10 years after its last single-player RPG. The game, which will explore the depths...

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Starfield: se espera una odisea interestelar

August 1, 2023

Bethesda Game Studios se prepara para estrenar uno de los videojuegos más anticipados de 2023 que se llama Starfield después de un periodo diez años desde su último juego de rol para un solo jugador....

The three speakers of the seminar gathered to chat about space on Feb. 2. Photo credit: Adam Montgomery

Diving deeper into space

Adam Montgomery February 9, 2022

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Weber State University met on Feb. 2 to discuss the James Webb Space Telescope. Launched in December, the telescope is a $10 billion infrared telescope that allows...

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LEGO robots invade WSU

Kainoa Nunez February 7, 2019

Elementary and middle school students gathered in the Shepherd Union Ballroom on Feb. 2 to participate in the Utah FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Competition. In this event, children ages six to 18 researched...

The Ott Planetarium is located in Lind Lecture Hall on the second floor. (Kelly Watkins / The Signpost)

The science of a starry night

Kainoa Nunez January 26, 2019

The Weber State University Department of Physics Public Observatory released announcements for their annual Star Party dates this semester, welcoming students to learn about the night sky. The first...

The super moon view through the trees. (Kelly Watkins / The Signpost) Photo credit: Kelly Watkins

‘Super blood wolf moon’ rises over Wasatch

Ashlynd Greenwood January 20, 2019

Spectators witnessed a rare lunar phenomenon on Jan. 20 during the only total lunar eclipse of 2019. Referred to as a super blood wolf moon, this event featured both a super moon and a total lunar...

Democratic Congressional leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, speak outside the West Wing of the White House after meeting with President Donald Trump on Jan. 2 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Do you know your news? Jan. 7

Nic Muranaka January 4, 2019

1. Previous to Jan. 3, no nation had ever successfully landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon. However, which one of these nations did it Jan. 3 this year?a. Russiab. Chinac. Japan2. Which political...

Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), speaks on the final day of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, on Sept. 29, 2017.  (Xu Haijing/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

SpaceX: Profiting from the final frontier

Zac Watts June 4, 2018

Gone are the days when the only face of space exploration was NASA. A new actor has stepped onto cosmic stage: SpaceX.SpaceX Founder Elon Musk has been vocal about the private company’s ambitions....

Extraordinary physics in an ordinary world

Chris Nichols October 31, 2017

What is a common denominator of a rocket propelled spacecraft, gas line explosion prevention and lighting a candle? They each depend on physics to make them work. Physics drive common practices that we...

Women sing along as thousands pack the streets for the Womens March on Washington rally outside the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. A new study has found that social and structural barriers continue to obstruct the advancement of female members of Generation X and millennials. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Check your current events: June 27

Ashton Corsetti June 26, 2017

1. This country threatened to treat U.S.-led coalition aircraft as targets after a Syrian government warplane was shot down:a) Iranb) Russiac) North Korea2. The Senate Judiciary Committee argued on June...

Pluto was declared a dwarf star, instead of a Planet, in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union. (Source: Pixabay)

Science Weekly: Scientists push to redeem Pluto’s planetary status

Kellie Plumhof March 21, 2017

In August 2006, Pluto lost its planetary status when the International Astronomical Union officially declared Pluto a dwarf planet. For those who grew up with nine planets, not eight, the news came...

Mars from orbit in Feb.1980. Daniel R. Adamo, co-founder of the Space Enterprise Institute, discusses Mars with WSU science students on Feb. 22. (Source: Mars_Valles_Marineris.jpeg / Wikimedia Commons)

Ex-NASA mission expert talks pros and cons of colonizing the Red Planet

Molly Horne February 26, 2017

Daniel R. Adamo shared his experiences at NASA with a group of physics students and science junkies on Feb. 22 about humanity's next destination, Mars.The Red Planet has been one of the most enticing...

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