Rebecca Sohn is a freelance science writer. She writes about a variety of science, health and environmental topics, and is particularly interested in how science impacts people's lives. She has been an intern at CalMatters and STAT, as well as a science fellow at Mashable. Rebecca, a native of the Boston area, studied English literature and minored in music at Skidmore College in Upstate New York and later studied science journalism at New York University.
Space Mysteries We take a look at what would happen to the human body if it could travel at the speed of light.
Reference Cancer the Crab is the dimmest constellation of the Zodiac yet it contains one of the brightest star clusters.
We can't feel Earth spinning and you probably take it for granted, but what would happen if it stopped spinning? We take a look at the disastrous impacts it would have.
Reference Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space when he orbited Earth in 1961 aboard the Vostok 1 space capsule.
Reference The atmosphere of Venus is thick with clouds of carbon dioxide and has led to an extreme version of the same greenhouse effect currently causing climate change on Earth.
space mysteries In this space mysteries piece, we investigate the giants of our universe in search of the biggest planet. It might surprise you that there's more than one candidate.
Reference Earth's distance from the sun averages about 93 million miles (150 million km), which scientists also call one astronomical unit (1 AU).
Reference The Andromeda galaxy is the most distant object in the sky that you can see with your unaided eye. It's also on a collision course with our Milky Way.
NASA's upcoming Psyche mission could be incredibly valuable — not only for planetary science but also for the budding asteroid mining industry.
Reference Jupiter's Great Red Spot is the largest storm in the solar system and has been raging for hundreds of years. We explore the phenomenon in more detail here.
Reference The Scorpius constellation is one of the 13 zodiac constellations and one of the brightest constellations in the sky. We explore the Scorpion in more detail here.
Reference The Pleiades is a bright star cluster and a popular skywatching target. We take a look at where it is located and the mythology behind the famous asterism.
Here is what the James Webb Space Telescope has been up to in its first year, and what might be next for the telescope that is already revolutionizing our understanding of the cosmos.
Refrence Boötes is a constellation in the northern hemisphere containing one of the brightest stars in the night sky, Arcturus.
An upcoming NASA mission will provide an unprecedented look at ice clouds at high altitudes in Earth's atmosphere.
Reference Enceladus is one of Saturn's many moons. The tiny icy world has the potential to harbor life and is one of the most intriguing destinations in the solar system.
Stunning new NASA images depict our universe in all its visible, and invisible, glory thanks to the combined powers of the James Webb Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
NASA announced the winners of phase two of the Deep Space Food Challenge, an initiative to design new food production technologies that could be used by astronauts on extended voyages.
Reference The Eagle Nebula, or Messier 16, is an area of active star formation about 5,700 light-years from Earth and is home to the iconic Pillars of Creation.
The James Webb Space Telescope is imaging the universe in unprecedented detail. Stunning photos showcase the observatory's pioneering work in deep space.
NASA has studied our home planet for 60 years. Now, the agency is ramping up its efforts, collecting more detailed data on the Earth and focusing on developing sustainable technologies.
The Juno team got an unexpected opportunity to snatch close glimpses of some of Jupiter's bizarre moons.
When NASA scientists were planning the Mars Perseverance mission, they decided to try something new: Instead of just sending a rover, they'd also send up a small helicopter.