Liz Kruesi is the temporary astronomy news writer for Science News. She has written about astronomy and space since 2005, and received the AAS High-Energy Astrophysics Division science journalism award in 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisc.
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All Stories by Liz Kruesi
NASA is readying to send humans back to the moon
The launch of NASA's Artemis I is a huge step toward sending humans back to the moon and beyond.
Health & Medicine
Six months in space causes 10 years’ worth of bone loss
Even a year after recovery back on Earth, astronauts who’d been in space six months or more still had bone loss equal to a decade of aging.
Science & Society
Some scientists want serious research into UFOs. Here’s why
Science grapples with unknown phenomena all the time. Investigating “unidentified flying objects” shouldn't be different, researchers say.
A star called ‘Earendel’ could be the most distant ever seen
A thin red arc found in an image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows starlight from nearly 13 billion years ago.
We finally have an image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy
New observations from the Event Horizon Telescope reveal the chaotic region around the Milky Way’s central black hole, Sagittarius A*, in extreme detail.