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Saturn's blings: Diamonds may float in the planet's atmosphere

Researchers believe diamond rain and hail are present on Jupiter and Saturn, and that future generations could send robots to harvest such precious precipitation.

By October 18, 2013

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Giant comet to pass Mars for the first time in a million years

The closest look ever at a new comet will happen when the mountain-size comet Siding Spring buzzes past Mars this weekend.

By October 17, 2014

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Halloween how-tos

In this week's episode of The Fix, we show you how to make your own motion-activated light for Halloween decorating, how to create a festive party atmosphere using Phillip Hue lights and your smartphone, and how to carve a pumpkin using free online templates.

By October 20, 2014

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Have your ashes dropped from near space to return as snow

A new company called Mesoloft will rocket your ashes to near space, where they will likely traverse the globe before becoming the seeds of raindrops and snowflakes.

By October 17, 2014

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Earth's atmosphere lights up with airglow in time-lapse video

Reds, yellows, and greens seen in the Earth's atmosphere are created by different chemical and nuclear processes called airglow. A new time-lapse video captures these colors and more.

By May 31, 2012

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NASA orbiters hide behind Mars to avoid comet debris

A rare close flyby of a comet near Mars put NASA's orbiters in a potentially dangerous situation, but also allowed them to study the moving space object.

By October 20, 2014

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The veggie burger that bleeds like real meat

A biochemistry professor has invented a meat-free burger that looks and bleeds juice just like the beef you cook on your grill.

By October 12, 2014

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Canadian teens send Legonaut 15 miles into atmosphere

Two 12th graders send a Lego man 80,000 feet up to record some incredible visuals of the planet.

By January 27, 2012

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The reason Mars One colonists could die will surprise you

Humans could begin moving to Mars as soon as 2024 as part of an ambitious Dutch reality-TV/space-exploration project, but a few MIT students say it might not be so simple.

By October 9, 2014

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NASA: You can't fly to Mars, but your name can

NASA is preparing the new Orion spacecraft for a first test flight. Your name can fly along with it -- eventually to the Red Planet.

By October 8, 2014