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Eric Mack

CNET

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

Recent articles by Eric:

Interstellar comet Borisov makes its historic flyby Sunday

It's just the second visitor to be spotted from beyond our solar system and it'll never be closer than it is this weekend. → Read More

Astronomers just found a dead star evaporating a giant, icy planet

An elderly white dwarf star still puts the nearby huge planet on blast. → Read More

In bizarre space first, a tiny star is consuming a planet four times its size

An elderly white dwarf star still puts the nearby giant icy planet on blast. → Read More

There's a radio telescope on the far side of the moon now

It's hoping to listen for signals from the universe's infancy. → Read More

NASA is going to shoot an asteroid and Europe will examine the mess

NASA is preparing to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid. The European Space Agency want to sift through the crash. → Read More

Europe and NASA team up to crash into an asteroid

After NASA slams into a space rock, the European Space Agency will check out the mess left behind. → Read More

Jupiter's Great Red Spot isn't dead yet, scientist says

Rumors of the super-storm's death have been greatly exaggerated, according to a team of engineers. → Read More

A gigantic meteor shook Earth on Thanksgiving eve, 100 years ago

Enjoy the holidays! → Read More

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is great again and always was, scientist says

Rumors of the super-storm's death have been greatly exaggerated, according to a team of engineers. → Read More

The gigantic meteor that shook the Earth on Thanksgiving eve, 100 years ago

Enjoy the holidays! → Read More

How to catch a rare conjunction of Jupiter and Venus on Sunday

A celestial show will put a nice bow on the weekend. → Read More

SpaceX Starship pressure test blows up Musk's Mars rocket prototype

The prototype rocket known as "Mk1" suffered an "anomaly" in Texas Wednesday. → Read More

New SpaceX Starship prototype pops its top during test... literally

The prototype rocket known as "Mk1" suffered an "anomaly" in Texas Wednesday. → Read More

Alien hunters might want to look first to planets like Star Wars' Tatooine

Worlds with double sunsets could hold the key to the evolution of complex life in the cosmos, study says. → Read More

Strange, giant exoplanet could be the best place to look for livable exomoons

A Saturn-sized world not too far off is worth another look. Or many more looks. → Read More

Meet the cyborg who's running against Donald Trump for president

Zoltan Istvan, a leader of the transhumanist movement to merge humans with technology, is challenging Trump with a plan for America that's beyond radical. → Read More

Donald Trump's new GOP challenger for president wants you to live forever

Zoltan Istvan, a leader of the transhumanist movement to merge humans with technology, is challenging Trump with a plan for America that's beyond radical. → Read More

'Killer' asteroids: How to know when space rocks are as scary as they sound

The ones to worry about are almost never the ones in the alarmist headlines. → Read More

How to figure out if a 'killer' asteroid is going to collide with Earth

The ones to worry about are almost never the ones in the headlines. → Read More

The 2019 Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here's how to watch

It's one of the major meteor showers of the season and this year some expect it to bring a little something extra. → Read More