Lisa Grossman is the astronomy writer for Science News. Previously she was a news editor at New Scientist, where she ran the physical sciences section of the magazine for three years. Before that, she spent three years at New Scientist as a reporter, covering space, physics and astronomy. She has a degree in astronomy from Cornell University and a graduate certificate in science writing from UC Santa Cruz. Lisa was a finalist for the AGU David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism, and received the Institute of Physics/Science and Technology Facilities Council physics writing award and the AAS Solar Physics Division Popular Writing Award. She interned at Science News in 2009-2010.

All Stories by Lisa Grossman

  1. solar eclipse

    Watch the oldest surviving film of a total solar eclipse

    A short film of the 1900 total solar eclipse was restored by conservation experts and is now available to view online.

  2. Pluto
    Planetary Science

    Icy volcanoes on Pluto may have spewed organic-rich water

    Planetary scientists found ammonia-rich ice near cracks on Pluto, suggesting the dwarf planet had recent icy volcanoes.

  3. solar eclipse

    100 years ago, an eclipse proved Einstein right. Today, black holes do too — for now

    In 1919, an eclipse affirmed Einstein’s famous general theory of relativity. Now scientists hope to use black holes to poke holes in that idea.

  4. Very Large Array

    Big black holes can settle in the outskirts of small galaxies

    Astronomers have found dozens of surprisingly massive black holes far from the centers of their host dwarf galaxies.

  5. kilonova over NYC

    What a nearby kilonova would look like

    Physicists imagined what we’d see in the sky if two neutron stars collided just 1,000 light-years from Earth.

  6. Physics

    LIGO is on the lookout for these 8 sources of gravitational waves

    Gravitational wave hunters are on a cosmic scavenger hunt. Here’s what they’re hoping to find.

  7. Asteroid Itokawa
    Planetary Science

    Water has been found in the dust of an asteroid thought to be bone-dry

    Scientists detected water in bits of an asteroid thought to be devoid of the liquid. Such space rocks might have helped create Earth’s oceans.

  8. exomoon

    Skepticism grows over whether the first known exomoon exists

    New analyses of the data used to find the first discovered exomoon are reaching conflicting results.

  9. asteroid Ryugu before and after crater pics
    Planetary Science

    Pictures confirm Hayabusa2 made a crater in asteroid Ryugu

    Hayabusa2’s crater-blasting success, confirmed by an image beamed back from the spacecraft, paves the way to grab subsurface asteroid dust.

  10. galaxy M87

    The M87 black hole image showed the best way to measure black hole masses

    The first image of M87’s black hole suggests it is 6.5 billion times the mass of the sun — close to what was expected based on how stars move around it.

  11. meteor
    Planetary Science

    A 2014 meteor may have come from another solar system

    Scientists have identified a possible interstellar meteor, and think it could be one of millions that have visited Earth over the planet’s history.

  12. moon
    Planetary Science

    Meteor showers dig up water on the moon

    Meteorites release water from the moon’s soil, hinting that the moon has water buried all across its surface.