Rebecca is a journalist covering the cosmos, with a focus on astronomy, space exploration, and history.

Rebecca Boyle, author of Our Moon

Rebecca is a journalist covering the cosmos, with a focus on astronomy, space exploration, and history.

Our Moon: HOW EARTH'S CELESTIAL COMPANION TRANSFORMED THE PLANET, GUIDED EVOLUTION, AND MADE US WHO WE ARE By Rebecca Boyle

How Earth’s Celestial Companion Transformed the Planet, Guided Evolution, and Made Us Who We Are

An intimate look at the Moon and its relationship to life on Earth, from the primordial soup to the Artemis launches.

“With a remarkable command of planetary science and human history, Boyle provides a sweeping, lyrical new account of our cosmic neighbor, brilliantly reframing our relationship to a moon that intimately shaped, and continues to shape, the course of life on Earth.”
Peter Brannen, author of The Ends of the World

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FEATURED ARTICLES

Rebecca Boyle Astronomy Journalist - Scientific American

Scientific American

Satellite Constellations Are an Existential Threat for Astronomy

Growing swarms of spacecraft in orbit are outshining the stars, and scientists fear no one will do anything to stop it.

Rebecca Boyle Astronomy Journalist - New York Times

New York Times

50 Years Ago, NASA Put a Car on the Moon

The lunar rovers of Apollo 15, 16 and 17 parked American automotive culture on the lunar surface, and expanded the scientific range of the missions’ astronaut explorers.

Rebecca Boyle Astronomy Journalist - The Atlantic

The Atlantic

The Dark Side of Light

Beneath the surface of one of Germany’s deepest lakes, researchers are studying the hidden effects of artificial light.

Rebecca Boyle Astronomy Journalist - Quanta

Quanta

Standard Model of Cosmology Survives a Telescope’s Surprising Finds

Reports that the James Webb Space Telescope killed the reigning cosmological model turn out to have been exaggerated. But astronomers still have much to learn from distant galaxies glimpsed by Webb.

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