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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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'Grinder' biohacks his eyeballs to get night vision

Members of a biohacking site experiment with a chlorophyll-like substance to try to see better at night. The instructions are online.

By March 27, 2015

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Fishing in space: Nets could snag space junk

Removing old satellites from orbit may one day happen in much the same way a fisherman scoops up schools of fish.

By March 23, 2015

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Weird asteroid spun so fast it literally exploded itself

For the first time, astronomers have captured images of a rare type of asteroid that rotates so quickly it literally cracks itself up.

By March 20, 2015

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Glowing ultraviolet aurora spotted on Mars

NASA's orbiting Mars probe has spotted two surprises in the Red Planet's atmosphere: an unexplained dust cloud and a deep ultraviolet aurora.

By March 18, 2015

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How Adr1ft got me to believe in VR

A new game from Three One Zero takes players on their first space walk. While it'll hit consoles and PC this summer, I'm sold on the game's VR ambitions.

By March 11, 2015

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8 possible explanations for those bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres

It's a real-life mystery cliffhanger. We've come up with a list of possible reasons a large crater on the biggest object in the asteroid belt looks lit up like a Christmas tree.

By March 4, 2015

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Gecko-inspired adhesive lets you climb walls

Mechanical engineers at Stanford University have developed a substance that mimics gecko toes. Not just for scaling walls in Spiderman-like fashion, the adhesive could help clean up space debris and be used on automobile assembly lines.CNET's Sumi Das visits the research lab where it was created to learn how it works.

By February 25, 2015

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Take a drone tour of an LHC detector

As the Large Hadron Collider gears up to resume experiments, the team at the ALICE detector has released a drone video of the facility.

By March 8, 2015

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Latest fireball in night sky actually a Chinese rocket

Meteors captured on video as fireballs lighting up the night sky are becoming more common thanks to ubiquitous smartphones. Except this one was no space rock.

By February 25, 2015