Eric Mack, CNET

Eric Mack

CNET

New Mexico, United States

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

Recent articles by Eric:

Meet Hippocamp, the solar system's newest moon

Astronomers spot a neighbor of Neptune that was missed till now. → Read More

Super snow moon 2019: How to watch this year's brightest supermoon

Where and when to look for the best view as the moon comes a little closer on Tuesday and is at its brightest for all of 2019. → Read More

Trump's Space Force is coming, but not as originally planned

The president's dream of creating a military branch isn't happening yet, but it is moving forward under an existing wing of the armed forces. → Read More

"Snow moon" 2019 will be this year's brightest "supermoon"

All 3 of this year's supermoons fall between January and March; here's how to get the best views of this one → Read More

See a 'super snow moon,' the year's biggest supermoon, light up Tuesday

Where and when to look for the best view as the moon comes a little closer on Feb. 19 and is at its brightest for all of 2019. → Read More

NASA pushing hard to get back to the moon this year. Really

Half a century after Apollo 11, the space agency is aiming to start establishing a permanent presence on the lunar surface as soon as possible. → Read More

NASA aims to return to the moon this year. Really

Half a century after Apollo 11, the space agency is pushing hard to start establishing a permanent presence on the lunar surface as soon as possible. → Read More

NASA set to hold funeral for silent Mars Opportunity rover

The solar-powered rover hasn't called home since being swamped by a massive dust storm months ago. → Read More

See newfound Comet Iwamoto before it leaves for 1,371 years

It was spotted for the first time in December and it's already leaving, but not before putting on a show tonight. → Read More

NASA sets likely funeral for silent Mars Opportunity rover

The solar-powered rover hasn't called home since being swamped by a massive dust storm months ago. → Read More

Outlandish Mars One project goes bankrupt before reaching Red Planet

The most unlikely plan for sending humans to our neighboring world appears to be done before it ever left the ground. → Read More

Behold frozen 'ghost apples,' courtesy of the polar vortex

The record cold turned Michigan orchards into rotten-applesauce factories, but then something remarkable happened. → Read More

Here's the magnificent last view NASA's Kepler Space Telescope ever saw

The prolific planet finder went to sleep for good last year, but captured one final view before saying goodnight. → Read More

SpaceX's Crew Dragon suffers third major setback

NASA wants to launch astronauts from US soil for the first time in years with Elon Musk and Boeing's help -- but it still needs time. → Read More

SpaceX's Crew Dragon suffers third straight setback

NASA wants to launch astronauts from US soil for the first time in years with Elon Musk and Boeing's help -- but it still needs time. → Read More

Chinese satellite captures moon and Earth like you've never seen them

A Chinese lunar orbiter grabbed an epic shot of our planet and its natural satellite, as seen from behind the moon. → Read More

Aliens vs comet junk: NASA scientist weighs in on Oumuamua debate

Please be aliens, please be aliens. → Read More

Oumuamua may have been just a cloud of comet junk

Or else it could have come from aliens. (Please be aliens, please be aliens.) → Read More

NASA: Fireball over Cuba exploded with more energy than a ton of TNT

A meteor seen burning up above Florida before disintegrating with a loud blast over Cuba released plenty of power in the process. → Read More

The Oceans Are Changing Color Right Now And Will Become Much More Blue And Green

We already know that oceans in the Anthropocene age are warmer than before, but new research shows many of the Earth's waters will soon begin to look different as a result of climate change, too. → Read More