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Curiosity captures footage of a Martian moon eclipse

For the first time for any Mars surface expedition, the Curiosity rover captures images of two Martian moons eclipsing each other.

By Aug. 18, 2013

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Robotic space 'hedgehogs' under development

The next generation of space exploration rovers may look more like spiky little animals than oversize off-road vehicles.

By Jan. 2, 2013

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Curiosity Mars rover poised for first 'hands-on' geology

The Curiosity Mars rover, slowly creeping across the floor of Gale Crater, is ready to attempt its first hands-on "contact science," studying a pyramid-shaped rock known as "Jake."

By Sep. 19, 2012

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Curiosity snaps photo of partial solar eclipse -- from Mars

Using a filter on its camera, the Mars rover creates a pinhole-like image of the Red Planet's moon Phobos transiting the sun.

By Sep. 17, 2012

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Steve Jobs: Accidental video games visionary

Apple's late co-founder exerted a huge influence over video games, and he wasn't even trying.

By Oct. 6, 2011

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Russians prep Soyuz for launch to International Space Station

Two-and-a-half months after a dramatic launch failure, Russian engineers ready a closely inspected Soyuz spacecraft for launch to the space station, the program's first manned flight in the post-shuttle era.

By Nov. 13, 2011

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Russian Soyuz rockets into space on delayed station flight

In blizzard-like conditions, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying two cosmonauts and a NASA astronauts on a two-day flight to the International Space Station.

By Nov. 13, 2011

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'Pac-Man,' meet 'Zork'

"Pac-Txt" is a text-based homage to the venerable classic arcade game.

By Nov. 5, 2007

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Ambitious Mars Science Lab rover set for Saturday launch

After a break for Thanksgiving, NASA plans to launch a $2.5 billion nuclear-powered rover to Mars for a long-awaited mission to look for evidence of carbon compounds and past or present habitability.

By Nov. 24, 2011

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Presidential panel reports on manned space options

Final review submitted to White House Thursday presents five post-shuttle options, concludes NASA's planned shuttle replacement will cost too much and take too long.

By Oct. 22, 2009