Asa Stahl

2022 AAAS Mass Media fellow

Astrophysics Ph.D. student at Rice University, where his research focuses on detecting and characterizing young stars and planets. He has written for the Houston Chronicle and Sky & Telescope, and authored a children’s astronomy book, The Big Bang Book.

All Stories by Asa Stahl

  1. Space

    Amateur astronomers reveal clues to a mysterious double aurora

    Stunning images from citizen scientists show an unusual pattern in ‘Northern Lights.’ They offer clues that may help astronomers better understand a curious red glow.

  2. Tech

    New stick-on ‘sonar’ device lets you watch your own heart beat

    This wearable patch might one day make personalized medicine affordable almost anywhere in the world.

  3. Tech

    Engineers put a dead spider to work — as a robot

    Scientists literally reanimated the dead. It’s a new research field called “necrobotics.”

  4. Earth

    Earth’s rock collection hints at how to search for life elsewhere

    A new way to sort minerals focuses on how they formed. It provides new clues about Earth’s crystal past and how to find life on other planets.

  5. Animals

    Palm-size marsupials may face extinction from wild ‘house’ cats

    After surviving Australian bushfires, the Kangaroo Island dunnart is losing ground as it's targeted by hungry predators.