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Summer's best meteor showers streak night skies

Just in time for the new moon, the Delta Aquarid showers peak on Monday and Tuesday and the Perseid showers start to get under way.

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Mars rover Opportunity breaks record for miles roamed

The extraterrestrial robot rolls 25 miles across the Red Planet, breaking a more than 40-year-old record for off-Earth mileage.

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Solar storm almost fried Earth's electronics two years ago?

A fascinating NASA presentation suggests that in July 2012 Earth was one week away from being struck by a massive solar storm that would have had devastating effects. Can this be?

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Astronaut's lunar heartbeat lives on in Lennon cover

To honor the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, a singer adds sounds of Neil Armstrong's heart, plus "sounds of Venus" recorded by Voyager, to a John Lennon song.

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Glorious new Mars map is the most detailed yet

Properly prepare for your next Mars vacation with a beautiful new map of the planet from the US Geological Survey.

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NASA: Humans could find alien life within 20 years

NASA scientists and top space experts outline plans to advance the search for life on other worlds.

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Crave Ep. 165: RocketSkates blast past old roller-skate tech

Smart rocket skates are the future of roller skating, and might save you during the next "Sharknado" -- coming soon.

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Dropping packages at FedEx -- and getting paid for it

FedEx's Package Lab puts thousands of boxes a year to the test to make sure they're up to the rigors of being shipped. CNET Road Trip 2014 checked out the package torture.

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Why FedEx beats up packages in a lab (pictures)

At the shipping giant's Package Lab in Memphis, it puts boxes through a very rough time -- so it can tell you how to protect what's inside. CNET Road Trip 2014 watched the package torture.

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Fruit fly astronauts set to live for generations in space

Some tiny astronauts are scheduled to fly up to the International Space Station to help scientists model the effects of long-term space exposure on humans.

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Buzz Aldrin launches campaign for sharing moon-landing tales

One of history's most famous astronauts backs a social-media effort to collect stories about the Apollo 11 moon landing, and takes to Reddit to promote manned Mars missions.

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How NASA reinvented the tortilla, and other tales of food in space

What are NASA's secret recipes for feeding hungry astronauts when they're in orbit? CNET Road Trip 2014 bellied up to the space agency's Food Lab to find out.

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