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.
sky gaze
You need to see the Strawberry Moon tonight and tomorrow night, June 4-5, 2020
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June's full moon will light up the skies this weekend.
look up!
You need to see this elusive planet in the sky before it "disappears" this week
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The planet will reach its greatest elongation and become visible in the sky after sundown.
tiny but mighty
The tiny satellite that could: This small sat has broken a huge record
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We always believed in you, buddy.
round and round
New visual shows how a hypnotic swirl creates supermassive black holes
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A computer simulation suggests a different origin for black holes.
the ringer
Martian moon holds clues to an ancient ring around the planet
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For most of its history, Mars may have sported a prominent ring.
cosmic messenger
Interstellar object Oumuamua may be a giant chunk of hydrogen ice
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A new origin story could help explain the object's odd properties.
cosmic outburst
Watch two jets burst from a black hole at 80% the speed of light
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The explanation for it may break your brain.
Elementary
50 days to launch: The Mars Perseverance rover must solve one big mystery
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SHERLOC and WATSON will be investigating Mars' habitability.
cosmic siblings
Bennu and Ryugu may have come from the same asteroid collision
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A new study explains their odd spinning-top shapes.
Precious Cargo
These photos reveal what's inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule
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Two more sets of hands are needed for science on the space station.
oh, there it is
Scientists solve the mysterious case of the universe's missing matter
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A new study used fast radio bursts to detect missing matter.
crash into me
Ancient galactic collision may have birthed our Solar System
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The crash led to thousands of stars being born, one of which was the Sun.
psychedelic
These trippy Martian visuals hold clues to why the planet lost its atmosphere
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A small spacecraft mapped the electric currents around Mars for the first time.
And it burns
Astronomers observe rare 'cosmic ring of fire' for the first time in the early universe
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The unusual galaxy challenges galactic formation models.
Keeping Up With The Kosmos
The Wolfe Disk is the J. Lo of galaxies
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Stay up to date with the latest cosmic gossip from across the universe.
mirror/mirror
NASA didn't discover a parallel universe — but here's what one would look like
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The events that sprouted this claim are still unsolved anomalies.
that's hot
NASA's Parker Solar Probe will change what we know about our Sun
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The spacecraft is about to break its own record for closest man-made object to the Sun.
all by myself
Tired of self-isolating at home? NASA wants you to isolate in Russia for 8 months instead
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The spaceflight simulation study will prepare astronauts for the Moon and Mars.
lone wolfe
Discovery of the "Wolfe Disk" tests the theory of galaxy formation
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Galaxies may have formed much faster in the early universe.
Lil cutie
Images reveal the first glimpse of a baby planet being born
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The European Southern Observatory captured a dense disc of dust and gas, revealing signs that a planet may be forming.