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Mars dune looks like a giant leech in newly released NASA photo

The landscape on Mars continues to impress with a weird and wonderful collection of sand dunes and surface fractures.

By October 7, 2015


Meet the beach boy who invented the dune buggy

Bruce Meyers is the man who invented the Meyers Manx, the original dune buggy. We spoke to him about his life, his car and what it did for him.

October 2, 2014


DIY 'Dune' sandworm costume will spice up your cosplay

Prepare to feast on unsuspecting humans when you don this homemade "Dune" sandworm costume.

By November 13, 2013


There are blue skies on Pluto, NASA says

The first images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes sent back by the New Horizons spacecraft show that mornings there might not be so different from Earth's -- in at least one way.

By October 8, 2015


'Like dragon scales': Pluto ripples with weird snakeskin-like features

The latest batch of photos from the New Horizons craft zoom in on the former planet to reveal weird sights straight out of science fiction.

By September 24, 2015


Surface of Pluto is totally bonkers in new NASA images

Bewildered scientists are thoroughly enjoying the crazy surface details seen in fresh New Horizons spacecraft images of Pluto.

By September 11, 2015


That blows! Sand dunes move in on famed 'Star Wars' set

Scientists report that Anakin Skywalker's hometown is under attack -- not by Tusken Raiders but by the desert itself.

By July 19, 2013


'MythBusters' hosts take giant spider robots out for a spin

Jamie Hyneman builds elaborate robot spiders, then races them with Adam Savage in the final episode of the "Jamie's Racing Spiders" Web series.

By March 5, 2015


Google Lunar XPrize: Testing rovers on the beach with Team Hakuto

Hakuto of Japan is one of the teams vying for the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize. We hit the beach in Hamamatsu to see the team's rovers, MoonRaker and Tetris, in action.

By January 23, 2015


Google Street View combs the Arabian desert via camel

The search giant's Street View images take you on a virtual tour of the Liwa Desert in the United Arab Emirates.

By October 8, 2014