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Fly over Titan's methane lakes in NASA's video

The Cassini spacecraft has been gathering radar data on Titan, allowing scientists to knit together a dramatic view of its lakes and seas.

By December 18, 2013

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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 July 23, 2015

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Lack of Mars methane a blow to chances of finding life

The dream of discovering life on Mars took a hit with the release of a study highlighting the Curiosity rover's methane-less adventures on the Red Planet.

By September 19, 2013

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Buzz Pluto's tall peaks and frozen plains in NASA flyby video

NASA's New Horizons has sent back remarkable new images of the distant dwarf planet, but nothing captures the feel of Pluto quite like this new video.

By July 20, 2015

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How Pluto stacks up with Earth after the New Horizons flyby

We now know Pluto much better, thanks to NASA's New Horizons mission, leaving CNET's Eric Mack to wonder how the former planet compares to our home rock.

By July 15, 2015

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Triple crescent moons grace the Saturn sky

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures an elegant image of three of Saturn's moons as they glow like delicate slivers in space.

By June 22, 2015

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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015

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Finally, humanity gets the tools needed to find life on other planets

In the "Star Trek" universe, humans made contact with aliens in 2063. In the real world, scientists could beat that mark by decades, at least when it comes to detecting signs of life beyond this rock.

By June 16, 2015

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Rare direct image of a super-Jupiter exoplanet

A giant planet 11 times the mass of Jupiter has been directly photographed, the closest such planet to Earth we've seen with our own eyes.

By May 10, 2015

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This health-tracking device sniffs your farts

With the CH4 wearable, now on Kickstarter, the quantified-self movement may have just jumped the shark. Or perhaps flatulence truly is a data gold mine.

By May 1, 2015