Passant Rabie

Passant Rabie is an award-winning journalist from Cairo, Egypt, who recently relocated to New York to pursue a specialization in science journalism. Aside from stars and galaxies, she also likes trees, cats, and bicycles.
cloudy
Astronomers discover a giant cloud that has been looming over Venus for 35 years
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The atmospheric phenomenon has never been seen anywhere else in the Solar System.
Science
When a black hole doesn't swallow everything up, something remarkable happens — study
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Astronomers observed an inactive black hole in a galaxy cluster, resulting in higher rates of star formation.
take cover
Jupiter's bizarre, hellish weather just got a little weirder — study
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"Great, it's hailing mush balls again."
Martian explorer
NASA's Perseverance launch was a race against time
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The mission has been seven years in the making.
frozen in time
Water on Mars? A new study challenges a common idea in compelling style
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Scientists believe the planet may now have had a better chance of supporting life.
Life on Mars?
NASA's Perseverance journey to Mars: A story in 20 photos
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The rover is currently traveling through space to get to Mars.
look up!
You need to see Saturn in the night sky this week
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The planet will be at opposition, with its rings visible to sky gazers.
cloudy mystery
New images reveal haunting images of Mars' mysterious cloud formation
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The cloud formation appears on Mars around the same time each year.
takeoff
Watch the Perseverance rover take off to Mars
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The robotic explorer began its 62 million mile journey to the Red Planet.
takeoff
Watch the Mars 2020 rover launch: time, website, for ambitious NASA mission
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NASA is launching its most advanced rover yet to the Red Planet.
subsurface
Is there life beneath the Martian surface?
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A rover may soon provide us with answers.
Ready to launch
Mars 2020: 20 facts about the Perseverance mission that are slightly mind-blowing
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The robotic astrobiologist is on the hunt for past Martian life.
look up!
You need to see the Delta Aquariids meteor shower tonight
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The light show will last from midnight till dawn.
pop!
NASA is betting on a massive balloon to attempt something totally new and little risky
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Balloons are high-risk, high-reward missions.
burst
Supernova: Astronomers glimpse a rare flashing light from deep space
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The rare flash was visible for a couple of days.
Brrr
Scientists finally see Ganymede, a snowball bigger than the planet Mercury
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Jupiter's strangest satellite has fascinated us for its magnetic quality.
takeaway
Mesmerizing video shows how the Perseverance rover is packed in a Mars to-go box
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It's the final countdown.
stellar family
Incredible images show a rare cosmic phenomenon for the first time
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It's like looking at a younger version of our Solar System.
look up
You need to see Mercury at its highest on Wednesday night
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The planet reaches its longest western elongation, where it will become visible in the night sky.
crash
A new study of the Moon has revealed how 70 percent of life on Earth died
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A new study examined 59 craters on the Moon's surface, which revealed that a massive asteroid collided with the Earth and Moon 800 million years ago.