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 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.

that's deep

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot extends deeper beneath Jupiter's clouds than we ever thought

The Great Red Spot is causing fluctuations in the planet's gravitational field.

I'm scared

The 6 spookiest planets of the cosmos

These worlds will make you grateful for Earth.


Alien signals from Proxima Centauri? What a year of detective work reveals

This case may be closed, but it lead to new ways to find alien life.

look up!

You need to see the brightest planet at its most luminous this month

Venus will shine extra bright at its greatest elongation.

nothing but a number

Finding this cosmic phenomenon could unlock mysteries of the ancient universe

Low frequency gravitational waves could unlock the secrets of the ancient universe.

too hot to handle

Look: NASA photo reveals unusual supernova event

The supernova remanent is located about 19,600 light years away from Earth.

look up!

How to view the best celestial objects during a New Moon

It's the perfect opportunity for a little sky gazing.


To find out what an exoplanet is made of, look to its star

This could help scientists find habitable exoplanets.

are you receiving me?

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.

look up!

Why this unexpected time is the best time for stargazing

Some celestial events are best viewed in the twilight.

look up!
look up
look up!

You need to see this mysterious planet shine bright in October

Mercury will be at its greatest western elongation on October 25.

ancient aliens
I'm losing you
now u see me...

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.

lucky charm

This could be the plant that sustains early Mars colonies

Martian soil needs a little bacteria to house plants.