Doris Elín Urrutia

Doris is a news writer at Inverse covering Space.

She previously worked at Inverse as a contributor, writing stories that bridged archaeological and paleontological discoveries with modern life. She has written about astronomy and spaceflight for and on marine life for Scientific American.

Doris is a bilingual Spanish speaker, and has adored science and storytelling since her childhood days growing up with her South American immigrant parents in the Bronx, NY. When she isn't writing about science, she spends time with her rabbit.


NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio Just Accidentally Broke The Spaceflight Record

Rubio was stranded in space following a space capsule mishap and finally returned home.


Inside NASA’s Historic OSIRIS-REx Mission To Bring A Chunk of An Asteroid Back To Earth

On Sunday, NASA will finally witness the descent of its first asteroid sample retrieval mission. Hear from the lead scientist behind the mission.


Scientists Go Diamond Hunting — And Find A Prehistoric Surprise

Pink diamonds are half vanity, half science.


NASA’s Sun-Kissing Mission Stuns Yet Again With Incredible New Footage

New footage from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe shows how space dust gets blasted away after a solar eruption.


A Strange, Old Asteroid Still Orbits Our Sun — Can This NASA Mission Find Where It Came From?

Psyche has a mysterious origin story, and NASA thinks its imperative that we learn it.


Behold Supersonic Jets Spewing Out of a Baby Star’s Cocoon

The James Webb Space Telescope’s new image peers into a protostar like never before.


NASA’s Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) Report Is Finally Public — Here’s What It Shows

There’s a global fascination with UAP, NASA leaders say.


The Sun's Absurdly Hot "Crown" Holds One of the Biggest Mysteries in Astronomy

The corona is a "natural laboratory" that cannot be replicated on Earth.


Uncovered Debris From A Star’s Catastrophic Explosion Could Finally Explain Why Stars Go Supernova

An Italian telescope based in a popular food region helped to confirm the supernova.


Look Up! A Newly Discovered Comet Could Be Visible to the Naked Eye This Week

For just a few days, newly-discovered Comet Nishimura will appear in Earth's skies.


Hubble Peers Deep Into the Milky Way’s Heart in Stunning New Image

Hubble captured a visual feast in the heart of the Milky Way.


Astronomers Discover Oldest-Known Magnetic Field Around an Ancient Galaxy

This ancient galaxy has a magnetic field 1,000 times weaker than the one around Earth.


Astronomers Discover a Weird Exoplanet Denser Than Steel

Astronomers have discovered a surprising world.


Aditya-L1: India Will Attempt to Launch Its First Mission to the Sun This Weekend

The probe will travel far beyond Earth to continuously monitor our home star.


Webb Telescope Captures an Incredible Look at the Whirlpool Galaxy

Astronomers peered into the broad arms and "cavernous bubbles" of the Whirlpool Galaxy with the Webb Space Telescope.


Look! New Mars Images Hint at the Explosive History of an Iconic Landmark

A veteran spacecraft captured incredible views of a science-rich region of Mars.


You Need to See the Only Blue Moon of 2023 This Week

The only Blue Moon of 2023 rises soon, with Saturn appearing nearby.


Tiny But Mighty Eruptions on the Sun Could Explain a Big Space Mystery

Picoflares last just a minute or two, but collectively pack a punch.


Astronomers Capture an Unprecedented Look at Neptune's Mysterious Dark Spot

Astronomers took a closer look at Neptune's fascinating spots.


7 Years Later, Japan’s Space Agency Will Get a Second Chance to Hunt for the Most Powerful Events in the Universe

XRISM could launch as soon as Saturday.