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 is an award-winning journalist from Cairo, Egypt, who recently 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 the choreography of Beyonce's dances.
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Galileo Project: Purpose, cost, founder, and the hunt to find alien signs
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Harvard professor Avi Loeb launches new project to search for extraterrestrial life.
Science
James Webb Space Telescope: Why dirt may ruin our best view of aliens
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How do you keep a giant telescope clean?
send pics
When will we see the Milky Way's black hole? Why 2021 is an exciting year
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Scientists are currently working on capturing Sagittarius A* in its full glory.
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Perseverance's hunt for ancient life reveals 2 Red Planet discoveries
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The search for life beyond Earth is on.
life after death
What will happen after Earth is destroyed by the Sun? A possibility for new life
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As long as a white dwarf star is alive, life will likely not survive.
Streaming
Look: Scientists imaged an intensely powerful force coming from a black hole
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These jets blast material at nearly the speed of light.
To the left
To host complex life, planets have to have this one quirk
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We owe life on our planet to Earth's slight tilt.
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Full Buck Moon 2021: How to see summer's gorgeous first full Moon
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The full Moon will rise in the skies on July 23.
look up!
Delta Aquariids: How, when, and where to watch this marvelous summer shower
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The annual meteor shower peaks on July 29.
same but different
What Carl Sagan’s ‘Star Wars’ video gets right about life in space
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Would aliens really look like humans in a galaxy far, far away?
plot twist
New space volcanoes change the search for life on Venus
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The Venus phosphine debate continues, but with a twist.
All of the lights
The cause of Jupiter’s glowing “northern lights” is finally revealed
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“Jupiter does this really weird thing where it pulses with a regular beat like clockwork.”
hello?
To find aliens, scientists are hunting for interstellar encrypted messages
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“If someone is communicating with quantum technology, I think they may already know we are here.”
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Rogue planets: NASA's new target could redefine our understanding of life
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These free-floating rebels don't play by the rules.
breathe
How much oxygen does life need? The answer is less than you think
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Humans need oxygen to survive — but alien life might not.
tiny but mighty
Moon-sized “zombie” star challenges what we know about celestial evolution
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The star is only a little bit larger than Earth's Moon, but more massive than the Sun and might be a Frankenstein zombie star.
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How do we look for real aliens? 4 projects better than the Pentagon report
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These ongoing projects may soon resolve the extraterrestrial mystery.
ET, where you at?
UFO Pentagon report: 3 major questions remain unanswered
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The anticipated UFO Pentagon report was released on Friday, and left a lot to be desired. For instance, it didn't address the extraterrestrial theory.
alien alternatives
UFO Pentagon report: 5 mind-blowing revelations finally confirmed
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The only confirmed case? A deflating balloon.
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The Pentagon UFO report is out — here's what it says (and doesn't say)
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The much-anticipated report laid out what the government knows, and does not know, about UFOs.