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 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.
53 years ago, NASA convinced America to go to the Moon — can they do it again?
“$12 a day to feed an astronaut. We could feed a starving child for $8.”
Astronomers narrow in on mysterious Planet Nine’s location
"I'm sure there's something pretty big out there."
Incredible images capture a ridiculously swole galaxy
Galaxy NGC 772 has an overdeveloped arm.
NASA drafts Mars helicopter Ingenuity into search for ancient alien life
The helicopter will continue to fly until September.
Space WiFi? A new startup wants to give NASA's moonbase an internet connection
If we are to set up a permanent base on the Moon, we will need some solid connection.
Behold! NASA releases stunning new Webb image of an unexpected star
If this is a teaser, then consider us hooked.
Look: A small, powerful star just unleashed 40 trillion mile-long beam of antimatter
The massive beam is powered by a collapsed star.
NASA’s Artemis: Late 2022 launch dates, mission goals, timeline for Moon voyage
These are the crucial hurdles NASA needs to clear in order to send humans back to the Moon in 2024.
NASA announces Artemis lunar rocket is ready for critical test on Thursday
The SLS rocket is set to launch this summer.
A ravenous, explosive nova star may be creating massive gamma ray bursts
One star is stripped of material, which is then transferred to another star.
The largest molecule ever found in a proto-planet disc could be a precursor to life
This could lead to the emergence of life.
How the Webb Telescope will reveal invisible features of the universe
Even in space photography, it's all about filters.
New study improves the chances of habitability in the outer Solar System
New study improves the chances of distant objects being habitable.
Earth's closest black hole may actually be a vampire star
This may not be a black hole, but it is a vampire star.
Physicists discover a massive problem with the search for dark matter
NASA, ESA may cut ties with Russia's space program — here's what that means for future missions
As Russia wages war on Earth, its space program will suffer.
China just discovered strange glass balls on the far side of the Moon
It's the first discovery of its kind.
Astronomers find a puzzling black hole spinning sideways
It may have gotten a slight kick while being formed.
Look: Stunning new image of Rosette Nebula taken from backyard
This cosmic cloud of gas and dust is about 5,000 light-years away.
6 major breakthroughs Perseverance made during its first year on Mars
The Martian rover has done the most!