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Recent articles by Eric:

Small, pink world spotted farther out than anything else in the solar system

Astronomers make, like, a totally "Farout" discovery, man. → Read More

SpaceX, Blue Origin to launch within minutes of each other Tuesday

A Falcon 9 rocket will hoist a military satellite from Florida, while New Shepard is set to carry payloads for NASA and others above Texas. → Read More

Astronomers spot 'Farout,' the most distant object in our solar system

The small, pink world officially named 2018 VG18 is over than three and a half times more distant from us than Pluto. → Read More

Shrinking 'hot Neptune' could explain how other Earth-size planets form

Astronomers spy quickly evaporating planet GJ 3470b, which could help solve an odd mystery about distant worlds. → Read More

2018 Geminid meteor shower, bright comet team for super sky show

The 2018 display of "shooting stars" and a close space snowball flyby could make for some epic nights of skywatching this week. → Read More

Asteroid no longer expected to smack Earth in eight years

Oh, you didn't hear about the impending disaster? Don't worry, it's all cleared up now. → Read More

Postmates Has A New Autonomous Rover To Deliver Your Lunch Starting Next Year

Be on the look out for a robotic rover carrying lunch, groceries and more on the sidewalks of Los Angeles and other US cities served by Postmates over the course of the next year. → Read More

Geminid meteor shower and bright comet team up for super sky show

One of the best displays of "shooting stars" and a close space snowball flyby could make for some epic nights of skywatching this week. → Read More

Virgin Galactic could beat SpaceX to major milestone Thursday

Neither Elon Musk's company nor Blue Origin have done it just yet, and it's a long time coming for Richard Branson's space tourism venture. → Read More

James Bond has a 'severe chronic alcohol problem,' science says

An analysis of all 007's films finds Bond should seek help. And not from Q, but another kind of professional. → Read More

NASA's Osiris-Rex finds water in its first week at asteroid Bennu

The spacecraft is still months away from its planned pick-pocketing maneuver, but it's already learned much about its mark. → Read More

Scientists Create Lava Just To Try To Make It Explode

When lava contacts water, the results can be explosive and dangerous. So researchers at State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) are conducting experiments with their own lava that create quite a scene. → Read More

Oumuamua may be just one of many 'interstellar visitors'

The bizarre object from outside the solar system that buzzed us last year is now long gone. But there may be others that have stuck around. → Read More

New Discovery May Soon Allow You To Eat Whatever You Want Without Gaining Weight

Yes, it absolutely sounds to good to be true, but it could soon be possible to eat all the pizza, ice cream and other fatty foods you can stomach without putting on pounds. → Read More

China will take historic road trip to the far side of the moon

The Chinese space agency has been relatively mum about its plans, but indications are the Chang'e-4 lander and its rover are ready to launch. → Read More

SpaceX sends Dragon to ISS but Falcon 9 rocket misses landing pad

A Falcon 9 rocket didn't come down quite where it was supposed to after propelling a Dragon spacecraft toward the International Space Station. → Read More

SpaceX sends a Dragon to orbit, but makes unplanned 'water landing'

A Falcon 9 rocket didn't come down quite where it was supposed to after sending supplies to the International Space Station. → Read More

SpaceX launch to ISS delayed by moldy mouse food

A Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to bring all sorts of science and supplies to orbit on Wednesday. → Read More

Reused SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket makes history with third launch and landing

For decades, most big boosters were used just once. Now, Elon Musk has launched the same one three times. → Read More

NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft arrives at potentially hazardous asteroid

The mission to pickpocket a sucker of a space rock named Bennu is officially here. → Read More