Passant Rabie is a space writer at Inverse, where she guides readers through the mysteries of the local universe. She covers ongoing missions to distant planets and beyond, and breaks down recent discoveries in the world of astrophysics and the latest in ongoing space news.
Passant is is an award-winning journalist from Cairo, Egypt, who relocated to New York to pursue a master's degree in science journalism at New York University. Her interest in astrophysics stems from the many existential questions that live rent-free in her head. But when she's not weighed down by the vast emptiness of space, she enjoys biking, worshipping cats, and learning Beyonce's choreography.
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The Great Red Spot is causing fluctuations in the planet's gravitational field.
The 6 spookiest planets of the cosmos
These worlds will make you grateful for Earth.
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This case may be closed, but it lead to new ways to find alien life.
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Here's how scientists figured out the age of the universe
It took some cosmic detective work.
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It's the perfect opportunity for a little sky gazing.
To find out what an exoplanet is made of, look to its star
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Can we use the Sun to find aliens? Scientists propose a relativity trick
Earth may be able to build a relay system around the Sun.
Stardust embedded in ancient meteorite tells the origin story of the Sun
These stars were the building blocks of our Solar System.
Why this unexpected time is the best time for stargazing
Some celestial events are best viewed in the twilight.
One overlooked source could help scientists discover alien civilizations
Time to take a leaf out of James Bond’s spycraft book.
Orionid meteor shower: How to watch the most spectacular light show in October
The meteor shower originates from this very familiar comet.
A new meteor shower? Why this unique cosmic phenomenon was possible
A unique opportunity presented itself this October.
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Mars images reveal where Perseverance should look for ancient life
“This is what we came to search for.”
Why this cosmic phenomenon means NASA can't communicate with Mars
The Red Planet is about to hide behind the Sun.
These cosmic megastructures could be a giveaway for intelligent alien life
A team of researchers is on the hunt for advanced alien civilizations in the Milky Way.
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Martian soil needs a little bacteria to house plants.