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Visit 'Force Awakens' planet Jakku in Star Wars: Battlefront trailer

A new trailer for the game Star Wars: Battlefront reveals what caused that Imperial Star Destroyer to crash down on the planet of Jakku in the trailers for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

By 5 November 2015


Leaf on Mars: Can NASA grow a garden on the Red Planet?

What will it take to grow plants on Mars? We already have the technology -- and "The Martian" wasn't far off the mark.

By 26 October 2015


NASA spots real 'Death Star' vaporizing a mini planet

Maybe "Star Wars" isn't so fictional after all. NASA's Kepler space telescope discovers a dead star chowing down on a small rocky object.

By 23 October 2015


What's in a dwarf planet? First Pluto findings from New Horizons

A massive team of researchers has published the first paper about Pluto based on data received during the New Horizons flyby.

By 16 October 2015


Water on Mars: Flowing salt water discovered on the Red Planet

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has confirmed that mysterious lines on the surface of the planet are evidence of liquid water. CNET's Eric Mack spoke to the scientist behind the groundbreaking discovery.

By 29 September 2015


Take a 360-degree look at the planet Jakku from 'The Force Awakens'

Facebook rolls out support for 360-degree video, bringing some awesome new Star Wars content that gives us a brief, 360-degree look at the planet Jakku from "The Force Awakens."

By 24 September 2015


Metal Gear Solid 5 inspires this adorable LittleBigPlanet 3 DLC

The Phantom Pain Costume Pack is available now for Sony's platformer.

By 1 September 2015


Tiny pebbles make the biggest planets

Researchers solve the mystery of how Saturn and Jupiter formed, which changes how we think of planetary formation as a whole.

By 20 August 2015


The 4-mile-tall pyramid mountain on dwarf planet Ceres is glowing

NASA's Dawn spacecraft finds that the largest object in the asteroid belt is also a huge mystery, as the craft takes a closer look.

By 9 August 2015


NASA: This planet is the closest thing to Earth yet

Data from the Kepler Space Telescope reveals a planet that hits the triumvirate of being just right: It's the right size in the right place, and is circling a star similar to our sun.

By 24 July 2015