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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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NASA unveils fascinating images of Mars-buzzing comet

A large comet swooped in close to Mars over the weekend. NASA's orbiters had to hide from the debris, but still captured some great shots.

By October 21, 2014

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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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Earth-buzzing asteroid may have dropped meteorite on Nicaragua

Daredevil asteroid 2014 RC slid by close to Earth Sunday, but it may have left a parting gift in the form of a meteorite crater in Nicaragua.

By September 8, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize: Astrobotic lifts off

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. Astrobotic is one of those teams, and it recently completed an important test at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

By August 14, 2014

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Perseid meteors light up skies tonight, despite supermoon

These showers are so stunning that Google even dedicated an animated Doodle to the celestial show.

By August 12, 2014

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The best view of the Perseid meteor shower is from space

It's a great week for celestial gazing with both a supermoon and the year's best meteor shower lighting things up, but the best view is also from out of this world.

By August 11, 2014

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Use a toothpick to clean out your iPhone

iPhone or iPad not charging? The Lightning port may be clogged. Here's how to clean it out with basic household items.

By August 1, 2014

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Tight squeeze? Squishy robots could go from hard to soft

New material could help robots switch between hard and soft states to squeeze through small spaces -- much like an octopus.

By July 14, 2014

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Welcome to 'the Matrix': At FedEx's sorting hub, 1 night, 1.5M packages

Every night, 140 of the shipping giant's planes land in Memphis, Tenn., at FedEx's World Hub. CNET Road Trip 2014 watches as things get sorted out.

By July 12, 2014