Jeff Nagle is a science journalist mainly writing about outer space. He was trained as a historian of science, technology, and the environment, writing about the relationship between visions of high technology, climate crisis, and urban renewal in the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, and worked on several oral history projects, including a history of Superfund in Southwest Philadelphia’s Eastwick neighborhood. From 2021 to 2022, he reigned as the pizza-eating champion of Marion County, Ohio.
You can follow him on Twitter at @frimairist.
2023 meteor shower calendar: When to see the brightest shows of the year
Your guide to the best sky shows of the year.
Scientists figured out how to solve an ancient Martian mystery — with rocks found on Earth
Martian meteorites found their way to Earth. In turn, they bore a chemical that has the secret to how much water was on ancient Mars.
Astronomers witness a middle-weight black hole devour a star
Like Garfield and lasagna.
Astronomers capture startling new detail of the first black hole
Cygnus X-1 has intrigued astronomers since it was discovered — and IXPE is uncovering its secrets.
New study finds the Universe has less dark energy than previously theorized
The elusive stuff makes up most of the Universe — and a new study hones in on how much there is and its nature.
One resilient Earth species could be the key to understanding life on Mars
Deinococcus radiodurans can survive anything — including, seemingly, harsh radiation like that on Mars
Astronomers find a heavier-than-expected element on a giant hellworld
The hot Jupiter has barium in it, which was an unexpected find.
A new study suggests Mars once hosted life — but the results reveal a worrying fate
This does not bode well.
Bizarre simulation shows that extreme orbits could still make habitable exoplanets
Turns out Jupiter could have made things a whole lot weirder with just a few tweaks.
Study: Analysis of asteroid reveals unexpected evidence of mini-ocean — and carbonation
Drink the forbidden seltzer.
Mysterious new deep-space radio burst may have extreme origins — study
Enigmatic fast radio bursts come from some of the most extreme environments.
Signs of life on Mars may be deeper than any current rover can dig — study
Ionizing radiation may destroy the signs of life Curiosity and Perseverance seek.
A private mission wants to find alien life on the Solar System's most unrelenting planet
The Venus Life Finder mission wants to find microbes on the place they shouldn't be able to survive.
Humans on Mars could depend on this lunchbox-sized device for survival
Oxygen will be critical for people to survive on the Red Planet — and to head back home.
NASA calls off Artemis I launch over engine cooling problem
The next potential launch window is September 2.
Artemis III: Astronauts will step foot on 1 of these 13 lunar landing spots
Artemis III will return astronauts to the Moon for a landing, with the hopes of setting up an eventual base.
Largest-yet image from the Webb Telescope reveals new stunning galaxies
The newly-processed images are replete with galaxies near and far.
Can we terraform Mars? Scientists may have made a major breakthrough
With the help of tiny organisms and compost, sustainable Martian meals could become a reality.
Astronomers discovered the earliest known dark matter — and it's not behaving as predicted
For the first time, scientists used the radiation residue of the Big Bang to measure dark matter around extremely distant galaxies.
This behemoth black hole got too big too early — the Webb Telescope could find out why
A galaxy with a 10 billion solar mass black hole is an oddity and an abomination. What’s going on there, and how will Webb solve it?