Articles by

Lisa Grossman

Artemis missions will usher in a new, more diverse crew of astronauts

When astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped from the moon’s surface into his spacecraft in December 1972, he was...

Here’s why some supermassive black holes blaze so brightly

For the first time, astronomers have observed how certain supermassive black holes launch jets of high-energy particles...

The pristine Winchcombe meteorite suggests that Earth’s water came from asteroids

Late in the evening of February 28, 2021, a coal-dark space rock about the size of a...

Part of a lost, ancient star catalog has now been found

Fragments of a star catalog from the second century B.C. have turned up in a manuscript that...

Astronomers have found the closest known black hole to Earth

The closest black hole yet found is just 1,560 light-years from Earth, a new study reports. The...

Meet the BOAT, the brightest gamma-ray burst of all time

The brightest gamma-ray burst ever recorded recently lit up a distant galaxy — and astronomers have nicknamed...

NASA’s DART mission successfully shoved an asteroid

It worked! Humanity has, for the first time, purposely moved a celestial object. As a test of...

The James Webb Space Telescope spied the earliest born stars yet seen

Some of the earliest stars yet seen are now coming to light in one of the first...