Passant Rabie

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 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.

you there?

Astronomers narrow in on mysterious Planet Nine’s location

"I'm sure there's something pretty big out there."

galactic gains
fly guy
connecting

Space WiFi? A new startup wants to give NASA's moonbase an internet connection

If we are to set up a permanent base on the Moon, we will need some solid connection.

say cheese!
Big boy
Moon bounce

NASA’s Artemis: Launch dates, mission goals, timeline for ambitious Moon return

These are the crucial hurdles NASA needs to clear in order to send humans back to the Moon in 2024.

rollin'
on repeat

A ravenous, explosive nova star may be creating massive gamma ray bursts

One star is stripped of material, which is then transferred to another star.

big catch
click!
against all odds

New study improves the chances of habitability in the outer Solar System

New study improves the chances of distant objects being habitable.

disappearing act

Earth's closest black hole may actually be a vampire star

This may not be a black hole, but it is a vampire star.

Searching...
Science
odd balls
wobble, baby

Astronomers find a puzzling black hole spinning sideways

It may have gotten a slight kick while being formed.

look up!

Look: Stunning new image of Rosette Nebula taken from backyard

This cosmic cloud of gas and dust is about 5,000 light-years away.

Freshman year
that's enough