Nadia Drake

Former science writing intern and astronomy writer

All Stories by Nadia Drake

  1. Humans

    Exploring NASA’s quirky places

    Best known for its role in crafting and commanding spacecraft such as Curiosity, JPL is also home to decades’ worth of accumulated oddities.

  2. Milky Way will bite the dust

    Eventual collision with Andromeda to shake up the solar system.

  3. Earth’s new neighbor looks familiar

    Planet discovered in Alpha Centauri, just a few light-years away.

  4. Planetary Science

    Curiosity goes to Mars

    NASA’s rover looks for life-friendly environments.

  5. Planetary Science

    Digging deep into Martian soil

    NASA's rover takes a closer look at Mars' surface.

  6. Astronomy

    Onward and Skyward

    With new efforts aimed at the stars, China seeks to revive its astronomical reputation.

  7. Space

    Astronomers spot leftover light from ancient stars

    Ancient photons leave their mark in high-energy radiation from powerful galaxies.

  8. Astronomy

    Violent birth proposed for Saturn’s moon mishmash

    A simulation suggests that giant collisions created Titan and the planet’s many smaller satellites.

  9. Humans

    The man behind Sarcastic Rover

    NASA’s newest rover, Curiosity, wasn’t alone on Mars for long.

  10. Astronomy

    Prospecting for Quasicrystals

    Siberian journey nets a mineralogical space oddity.

  11. Astronomy

    The alien next door

    Newly discovered planet is just 4.4 light-years distant.

  12. Space

    Superfast star spotted orbiting Milky Way’s black hole

    Upcoming gravitational close encounter will test relativity theories in the extreme.