Sarah Scoles
Science Writer, Berkeley, CA
Sarah Scoles writes about space science for a variety of publications, including Slate, Popular Science, and Discover. She lives in Berkeley.

Written by Sarah Scoles

Deep into the unknown; a 3 foot diameter hydrothermal vent at the Von Damm vent site. Photo courtesy NOAA

Essay/
Biology
Earth’s aliens

Alien lifeforms might be living right under our noses, but how can we find them if we don’t know what we’re looking for?

Sarah Scoles

Photo NASA/Wikimedia

Essay/
Cosmology
Mixed messages

Our latest message to ET could be full of LOLcats and celebs. We should try to do better, or keep quiet altogether

Sarah Scoles

Detail from Starry Night (1888) by Vincent Van Gogh, Musée D’Orsay, Paris. Photo by Getty Images

Essay/
Cosmology
Galactic position system

We can point to our home on a globe and find Earth in a model of the solar system but where are we in the Milky Way?

Sarah Scoles