Elizabeth is a Trekkie and one-time analog Mars astronaut who writes about all things space, from human spaceflight to astronomy to distant robot voyages.
She holds a Ph.D. in Space Studies and has written or co-written several space books, on top of regular journalism work in Canada and the United States. Somehow she's witnessed five human launches, although the sixth attempt was epicly derailed by a hurricane.
Elizabeth is based in Ottawa, Canada and spends her spare time reading history, playing 200-hour RPGs and following way too many YouTube channels.
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The recently-released image invovles a whole lot of technical work from stations across the world.
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Eta Aquarids meteor shower: You need to see the bright embers of Halley's Comet this spring
Starting on April 19 and running through May 28 with a peak on May 5, the spring's favorite meteor shower returns.
Pink Moon 2022: How to see April's bright, brilliant Full Moon
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Lyrid 2022: How to watch the spring's first meteor shower
The Lyrids return, bringing streaks of light to spring skies.
Hubble finds a star from near the beginning of the universe — thanks to an Einstein theory
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Worm Moon: You need to see the last full Moon of winter this month
The harbinger of spring.
New fast radio burst scrambles what we knew about their cause
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The aptly named Snow Moon will shine bright in the icy skies.