Asteroid Pieces Heading To Utah Desert..By Delivery: KSUB News Summary
A seven-year NASA mission ends Sunday when a capsule parachutes into the Utah desert carrying samples collected from an asteroid named Bennu. Osiris Rex launched in 2016 then orbited the asteroid Bennu for nearly two years.
Principal investigator Dante Lauretta says the probe quickly touched Bennu, collected an eight-ounce sample of the asteroid and has spent three years making its way back to Earth. The sample will help scientists understand how planets formed in the earliest days of the universe.
Governor Says U.S. In “Declining Democracy”
Governor Spencer Cox says he believes the United States is in a "declining democracy." Cox voiced serious concerns during his monthly press conference Thursday. He said he, like other public officials, has received threats which are a symptom of a broader problem in society that does not bode well for the U.S. Cox said, "There is a very real chance over the next couple of decade of a complete failure of our democratic institutions of our republic." The governor said he takes that very seriously.
Duchesne County Man Claims To Kill Wife In 911 Call
The Duchesne County Sheriff's Office says a man called 911 to report he had killed his wife. Deputies arrested a man at an Arcadia home after finding the body of a woman inside. The identities of the suspect and the victim have not been released. Arcadia is located about 130 miles east-to-southeast of Salt Lake City.
How Does Utah Celebrate The Last Day Of Summer? Snow of Course!
Some mountain areas of Utah are already getting snow, even with the official start of fall still a day away. Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville posted on social media Thursday that it received its first snowfall. The resort said this year's first snowfall is more than a month earlier than last year's first snowfall. The National Weather Service says a cold front is passing through the state that's dropping temperatures by about 15-to-20 degrees.
Does Fall Mean We Fall Back?
Nope. The return to Standard Time keeps getting pushed back. Clock used to “fall back” around the first week of October. Now we wait until the first weekend in November (November 5th to be precise) to recapture the hour of sleep we lost in March. But we will be saying goodbye to summer. The Fall Equinox happens at 12:50AM (but still Mountain Daylight Time) on Saturday September 23rd. Yep, that's tonight.