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Jani Radebaugh gathers information from Pluto

Jani Radebaugh gathers information from Pluto

Jani Radebaugh, a planetary scientist in the Department of Geological Sciences, shares her most recent discovery of the mysterious Pluto and its Earth-like qualities with BYU. She says, “there’s a wealth of information in the distant reaches of the solar system, too.”...
Picking Up Where Elder James E. Talmage Left Off

Picking Up Where Elder James E. Talmage Left Off

Geology graduate student Collin Jensen isn’t the first Mormon geologist to wonder how the granite of Little Cottonwood Stock formed. “James E. Talmage, not only was he a prominent figure in the Church and an apostle, he was also a geologist,” Jensen said. “He was the...
How Three Numbers Can Save 130,000 Lives

How Three Numbers Can Save 130,000 Lives

The Indian Ocean tsunami that rocked Indonesia on December 26, 2004, shook the ground beneath the locals’ feet for eight whole minutes. Thirteen years later, Dr. Ron Harris is still shaken. In the years before the earthquake and ensuing tsunami, Harris had been...