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 Space.com 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.

Space

Can NASA's Mars Sample Return Program Be Saved? Some Experts Think So

The quest continues to bring pristine Mars rocks to Earth.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

Look! A Black Hole 33 Times More Massive Than Our Sun Was Hiding In Plain Sight

Astronomers just discovered the largest black hole in our galaxy. It was forged by a dead star.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

Astronomers Just Used A Bizarre New Method To Capture Evidence of Elusive Stellar Winds

The researchers used creative methods to observe the sea of charged particles from three extremely bright stars.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

The Solar Eclipse Gave Astronomers An Unprecedented Window Into What Drives Space Weather

The Sun is very active at the moment.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

5 Years After the First Black Hole Image, Physicists Unveil A New Experiment To Map Space-Time

The first video of a churning black hole would be revolutionary.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

Is the Moon More Important Than the Sun? A New Book Exposes Our Satellite’s Forgotten Power

In “Our Moon,” Rebecca Boyle reintroduces us to the Moon’s power.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

Look up! This Iconic Comet Is Hiding Near the Sun Right Now

Catch this comet before it disappears until 2095.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

NASA's Curiosity Rover Has Just Arrived Where Ancient Water Likely Existed

After more than 11 years on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover is still visiting new and exciting places.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

Look! Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole Resembles A Cruller Donut In This New Image

This space donut is packed with science.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

This Map Shows Exactly What You’ll See During April’s Eclipse From Everywhere in the United States

More than 300 million people in the US will see a partial eclipse on April 8, 2024.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

NASA Only Has One Spacecraft to Get to Space — Boeing’s Starliner Could Be the Second

Two astronauts are testing the Boeing Starliner in a few weeks.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

NASA Was Watching SpaceX’s Starship Flight Closely — Here’s the Reason Why

Meet HLS Starship.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

NASA Scientist Reveals What Asteroids Keep Him Up At Night In New Book

Frightening yet alluring asteroids are the subject of a new space memoir.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

SpaceX's Starship Perished In a Haze of Plasma — Here's When the Next Launch Could Be

What goes up must face super-hot atmospheric plasma to come down.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

25 Years Later, This Iconic NASA Telescope Lost Critical Funding To Keep It Alive

For almost 25 years, Chandra’s been watching cosmic chaos.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Science

KONA BLUE: Top-Secret Government Program To Investigate “Human Consciousness Anomalies” Doesn’t Exist, New Report Says

The 63-page-long document is part of an investigation into U.S. government programs that have been a springboard for alleged paranormal-related activity.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

The Complete Guide To Avoiding Scams And Buying the Right Solar Eclipse Glasses

Protect your eyes and your wallet.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

Look! This Gas-Rich Cloud Could Be Growing Massive Exoplanets

Exoplanets and their cradles are unique like snowflakes.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Spotted A Mysterious Phenomenon Buried Beneath Jupiter’s Atmosphere

Juno’s investigation of Jupiter has “some of the best data” on the science of magnetic fields.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

Look! Mars Express Orbiter Took Photos Of Mars That Look Straight From Dune

The Red Planet is always on astronomers’ minds.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia