Eric Mack, CNET

Eric Mack

CNET

New Mexico, United States

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Recent:
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Past:
  • Forbes
  • mySA
  • CBS News
  • Inc.com
  • New Atlas
  • Gizmag

Recent articles by Eric:

Bright Green Comet Passing Earth Is Visible in Dark Skies Now

The comet is expected to be the brightest of 2023 and has been seen sporting a rare "anti-tail." → Read More

Bright Green Comet Passing Earth Is Visible in Dark Skies Now and Showing Off

The comet is expected to be the brightest of 2023 and has been seen sporting a rare "anti-tail." → Read More

NASA Webb Telescope Zooms in on One of Solar System's Oddest Objects

The space agency's next-generation observatory grabbed a detailed view of asteroid Chariklo and its unusual rings. → Read More

How to Watch Earth's Extremely Close Encounter With an Asteroid Today

NASA says it poses no threat, but will make the top five list of near misses. → Read More

See a Real-Life 'Terminator' Robot Liquify to Escape a Cage

These shape-shifting miniature robots can go almost anywhere thanks to two superpowers: melting and magnets. → Read More

Rocket Lab's First Launch From the US Could Be Visible to Millions Tonight

The launch could be seen across a wide region, stretching from South Carolina to Maine. → Read More

Common Type of Asteroid Could Be Very Hard to Destroy, Study Finds

The finding has implications for how we might one day protect Earth from a potential impact by a large asteroid. → Read More

A Flying Boat Could One Day Explore Titan, Saturn's Weirdest Moon

NASA grant goes to a project exploring the concept of a "laker" that would land on flammable seas and sip up a sample via a permeable wing. → Read More

Bright Green Comet Passing Earth Will Soon Be Visible to the Naked Eye

The comet is expected to be the brightest of 2023. → Read More

Can't See the Stars in the Night Sky Like You Used To? Blame Skyglow

A phenomenon called "skyglow" is stealing our celestial view, and the impact is far more dramatic when observed by the unaided human eye. → Read More

Saturday's New Moon Will Be Closest to Earth in Over 1,000 Years

The milestone will be hard to see, but it will be felt. → Read More

First Asteroid to Buzz Earth in 2023 Came Closer Than Many Satellites

No need to panic, but oddly enough, we missed this one as it approached. → Read More

SpaceX Prepping for First Full Test Fire of Its Mega Starship Rocket

The Super Heavy booster designed to get Starship to orbit has never before lit up all 33 of its engines at once. → Read More

NASA's James Webb Telescope Finds Its First Exoplanet, a Major Milestone

The world isn't too far off and nearly the exact same size as Earth. → Read More

Major Milestone: NASA's James Webb Telescope Finds Its First Exoplanet

The world isn't too far off and nearly the exact same size as Earth. → Read More

A Comet Zooming Toward Us Could Soon Be Visible With the Naked Eye

Its name is a mouthful, but Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) could be the brightest of 2023. → Read More

The Fires Came First, Then the Floods: My Year of 'Weather Whiplash'

A changing climate is also contributing to rapid, unpredictable changes in local weather. → Read More

Huge Volcanic Outburst Spotted on Jupiter Moon Io

The tempestuous world is the most volcanically active in the solar system. → Read More

How To See the 2023 Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peak in a Flurry of Fire This Week

This shooting star show will be the last big one for a few months. → Read More

Newly Discovered Asteroid Is a Weird 'Mini Moon' on a 200-Year Visit to Earth

The space rock looks to have been captured by our planet's gravity over 60 years ago. → Read More