Eric Mack, CNET

Eric Mack

CNET

New Mexico, United States

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Recent:
  • CNET
  • Forbes
Past:
  • CBS News
  • New Atlas
  • Gizmag

Recent articles by Eric:

Interstellar comet Borisov looks ordinary, making Oumuamua even weirder

Visitors from deep space might come in all shapes and sizes. → Read More

Huge Typhoon Hagibis Could Be Japan’s Sandy, Or Worse

The storm has weakened from a super typhoon to typhoon status as it approaches the island nation, but still has the Tokyo metro area and its nearly 40 million residents in its sights. → Read More

Newly spotted asteroid could one day hit Earth, but don't panic

It's on a list of the riskiest space objects spotted so far, but how much should we really worry? → Read More

From Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos, these 30 personalities defined the 2010s

This is CNET's list of the larger-than-life innovators and important influencers of the last 10 years. → Read More

Inbound interstellar comet Borisov has a toxic tail

The space rock isn't from around here, but the poisons it carries are. → Read More

These are 30 personalities who defined the 2010s

From a loose collection of hackers to the founder of the largest social network in history, this is CNET's list of the larger-than-life innovators and important influencers of the last 10 years. → Read More

To See Why Zebras Have Stripes, Scientists Painted Cows

The more that scientists put zebra stripes on other hoofed animals, the more the answer has begun to emerge. → Read More

Elon Musk says SpaceX Crew Dragon could be almost ready by Christmas

NASA has been growing impatient over delays to its Commercial Crew program to fly to the International Space Station from the US once again. → Read More

How to see two meteor showers peak and light it up this week

Both the 2019 Draconids and Southern Taurids are set to blaze a trail across night skies this week. → Read More

SpaceX picked to launch upcoming NASA moon mission

The space agency is sending a series of robots to the moon, and Elon Musk's company will help the first one get there. → Read More

Trump's Space Force: Everything you need to know

The Trump administration wants to be ready for conflict in space, and Netflix has already taken notice. → Read More

Mysterious fireball that crashed and burned wasn't a meteor

Something bright came in hot enough to spark several fires in Chile recently, and it looks like it wasn't natural. → Read More

Elon Musk trolls NASA chief with his own sick space burn

The SpaceX head responds to nagging from NASA's Jim Bridenstine by calling out the space agency's own timelines. → Read More

Elon Musk trolls NASA chief with his own sick space burn

The SpaceX head responds to nagging from NASA's Jim Bridenstine by calling out the space agency's own timelines. → Read More

How to watch Elon Musk's big SpaceX Starship show Saturday

The next-generation rocket designed to make it to Mars has been assembled for the first time. → Read More

New SpaceX Starship rocket stands ready for Elon Musk's big Saturday show

The next-generation rocket designed to make it to Mars has been assembled for the first time. → Read More

Robot Security Guards Are Sliding Into Your Slack Channels

Turns out security in the Blade Runner era (yes, that dystopia was set in 2019) takes less of a humanoid form in favor of a human-sized traffic cone robot with a touchscreen and the capability to send you yet another Slack notification. → Read More

NASA satellite spots rare sight: A black hole absolutely shredding a star

TESS caught a homicide in the heavens on camera. → Read More

Blue Origin says a new era of space tourism will probably launch in 2020

A pair of tycoon-owned companies are jockeying for the travel dollars of the super rich. → Read More

China's Chang'e moon probe: We finally know exactly where spacecraft landed

The craft landed on the far side of our natural satellite months ago. Until now, we didn't know exactly where. → Read More