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Now the Internet has spotted a crashed Star Destroyer on Mars

It's been well established that the Internet has an overactive imagination, but the latest "sighting" in images from the Curiosity rover is a little much for CNET's Eric Mack.

By August 26, 2015

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'The Martian': What happens when Ridley Scott calls NASA

When legendary director Ridley Scott needed advice for his latest movie, about a manned mission to Mars gone awry, he called on the real-life team working to putting astronauts on the Red Planet.

By August 19, 2015

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'Woman' in Mars rover pic is not quite as she appears

What looks like a mysterious figure in a Mars photo gets the Internet excited; CNET's Eric Mack asks NASA what the space agency makes of it all.

By August 11, 2015

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NASA tests the 'Ferrari of rocket engines' for mission to Mars

The RS-25 engine for NASA's new Space Launch System rocket makes current jet engines look like "a wind-up toy."

By August 13, 2015

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NASA contemplates high-flying 'windbots' for exploring gas giants

Turbulence is often a problem for aircraft. NASA researchers, however, are now thinking it might be just the way to power probes sent to explore Jupiter and Saturn.

By July 23, 2015

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Google takes next-gen autonomous cars to the streets

Google has begun testing its latest generation of self-driving cars on public streets around its Mountain View headquarters.

By June 25, 2015

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Rosetta and Dawn: Why the landmark spacecraft will have very different fates

Two iconic spacecraft are approaching the end of their missions, but plans for their final resting places are very different. Crave's Eric Mack considers why.

By June 23, 2015

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Is this the world's most adorable octopus?

An as-yet undescribed species of octopus is just so gosh-darn cute that it may be named for its charms.

By June 18, 2015

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How many AA batteries would it take to power the Death Star?

CNET finds out first in a fascinating new infographic that sums up the power needs of various gear from "Star Wars" in very 21st-century terms.

By June 16, 2015

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Take a fascinating flight around dwarf planet Ceres in new NASA video

Using a series of photos captured by the Dawn spacecraft, along with the addition of a background star field, NASA has created a fun trip around Ceres.

By June 8, 2015