John is currently science editor for Inverse. He's interested in all matters of space, robots, space robots, and fossils. Prior to his time at Inverse, he was digital producer at Knowable Magazine, associate editor at Astronomy Magazine, a news writer at Popular Mechanics, and a long-time freelancer. He has written one book, "The Lost Planets," published by MIT Press in October 2019. He is based in Oakland, California. He enjoys hiking, lichen hunting, photography, and collecting weird folk art chickens.
Look! Webb Telescope captures 5 different, dazzling views of a nearby galaxy
New alignments of the Webb Telescope mean it will be poised to perform science investigations soon.
NASA 2022 calendar: 11 exploration missions and projects to look forward to
NASA had a big 2021 and finally launched the James Webb Telescope. But its 2022 schedule is nothing to sneeze at.
Behold! NASA’s Mars rover captures a stunning sight in the Martian sky
This is not your average eclipse.
NASA might finally probe Uranus — if these scientists get their way
The Decadal Survey calls for missions to Uranus and Enceladus, among a host of other space science priorities.
Artemis 1 wet dress rehearsal fails a third time — here's what that means for its Moon mission
The largest launch vehicle since the Apollo-era won't see an official launch quite yet.
Look! NASA takes a stunning view of Mars' "prime meridian"
The wind-carved ridges provide another fascinating sight.
Harvard astronomer believes an interstellar meteor (or craft) smashed into Earth in 2014 — others aren't so sure
Avi Loeb, a famous Harvard University astronomer, believes he and a student discovered an interstellar object that hit Earth in 2014. But the wider space science community is skeptical.
This newly discovered supermassive black hole "precursor" could be a missing link to the early universe
Astronomers were searching for this elusive object for decades.
NASA's Webb telescope crosses a critical milestone — getting cold enough to see
The instruments are now cold enough for the telescope to begin its true mission.
55-year study reveals an overlooked but critical desert symbiote is disappearing
In a remote area of Canyonlands National Park, a soil-loving symbiote is on the decline.
Liftoff! Axiom-1 sends 4 rich guys to space in seamless first launch
The Axiom-1 crew had a seamless launch after a small delay.
Behold! Astronomers may have discovered the most distant galaxy ever
HD1 could be from just 300 million years after the Big Bang.
2022 GN1: A bus-sized asteroid will whoosh near Earth tomorrow
The just-discovered asteroid will come within 79,000 miles of Earth.
NASA Perseverance rover reveals how fast sound travels on Mars for the first time
A conversation on Mars may be more difficult than we thought.
We now know of 5,005 exoplanets — here are astronomers' 9 favorites
A non-exhaustive list of some of the best worlds out there.
“Beyond” Artemis 3: NASA’s next lunar lander won’t be made by SpaceX
A new round of proposals will see private companies develop new Moon-landing technology.
5,000 exoplanets: NASA just reached a major milestone in the search for alien life
30 years ago, only two were known. Now, we know of worlds beyond Earth in the thousands.
Look: Jaw-dropping Jupiter NASA image reveals two cosmic Easter eggs
Io and Europa photobomb!
Russian invasion of Ukraine derails a vital mission to find alien life on Mars
International space collaboration is in peril.
SpaceX’s Polaris mission could kickstart a new era for private spaceflight
The first private spacewalk!