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ISS oxygen supply system fails in Russian module, but NASA and Roscosmos crew is OK

ISS oxygen supply system fails in Russian module, but NASA and Roscosmos crew is OK

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againFirst a pesky air leak on the space station and now this.The International Space Station is all about redundancy. There's more than one , and there's more than one oxygen supply system that provides precious air for the crew in orbit. It's still not great when one of those systems fails. An oxygen supply system in the Russian-built Zvezda module of the station failed Wednesday, . It's , so the crew of six -- which includes -- is not in danger.From the lab to your inbox. Get the latest science stories from CNET every week.A...

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Scientists find promising 'superhabitable' planets that may be 'better' than Earth

Scientists find promising 'superhabitable' planets that may be 'better' than Earth

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe search for paradisiacal exoplanets is on.When you title a research paper "," you're not messing around. Earth, the only place we know for sure hosts life, sets a high bar for all other planets.  published in the journal Astrobiology last month. The paper identifies two dozen exoplanets (planets located outside our solar system) that could be "superhabitable" worlds more suitable for life than our own.From the lab to your inbox. Get the latest science stories from CNET every week.The researchers created a set of criteria for...

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See a supernova go from bright to oblivion in striking Hubble Space Telescope time-lapse

See a supernova go from bright to oblivion in striking Hubble Space Telescope time-lapse

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againNASA and ESA watched the remnants of a star go from the radiance of 5 billion suns to almost nothing over the course of a year.Titanic, runaway thermonuclear explosion. A disappearing act. Nature's atomic bomb. sure knows , the final moments of a star's existence.Seventy-million light-years away in the scenic spiral galaxy NGC 2525, a white dwarf exploded and the Hubble Space Telescope witnessed its last days. NASA and the , which jointly run Hubble, released a rare . From the lab to your inbox. Get the latest science stories from...

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ISS successfully performs last-minute dodge to avoid 'unknown piece of space debris'

ISS successfully performs last-minute dodge to avoid 'unknown piece of space debris'

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againSpace junk was coming too close for comfort to the International Space Station, so it got out of the way.With space junk piling up around our planet, the  Tuesday to steer clear of an "unknown piece of space debris expected to pass within several kilometers."Mission Control in Houston conducted the move at 2:19 p.m. PT using the Russian Progress resupply spacecraft docked to the ISS to help nudge the station out of harm's way. From the lab to your inbox. Get the latest science stories from CNET every week."Out of an abundance of...

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This tiny edible sofa was 3D-printed from milk

This tiny edible sofa was 3D-printed from milk

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againYum. Turns out you just need the right form of milk to 3D-print objects at room temperature.Science has been steadily working its way through various food groups when it comes to 3D printing. So far, we've got ,  and even . Now it's time for milk to shine.A team led by by turning powdered milk into "ink."From the lab to your inbox. Get the latest science stories from CNET every week.The researchers had a goal of developing a milk printing process that wouldn't require heating the dairy product up and destroying some of its key...

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Scientists investigate diamond planets 'unlike anything in our solar system'

Scientists investigate diamond planets 'unlike anything in our solar system'

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againA new experiment shows some exoplanets may be full of Earth's most wanted gemstone.Diamonds might be a rare commodity here on Earth, but the wider universe doesn't seem to have any shortage of them. Just imagine the outrageous bling-rings you could make from an entire planet packed with the sought-after gemstone.Researchers at Arizona State University and University of Chicago led a new study on carbon-rich exoplanets (planets located outside of our solar system) and found that some of these wild worlds might be made up of...

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It's alive: NASA powers up first Mars helicopter during Perseverance rover's space flight

It's alive: NASA powers up first Mars helicopter during Perseverance rover's space flight

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againFeel free to get hyped about flying a helicopter on another planet.already has some good news to share about its Mars Ingenuity helicopter, the high-risk, high-reward experiment that's destined for a date with the red planet. in July.The small helicopter, which is currently zipping through space tucked into the belly of the , is alive and well. that it had successfully recharged the helicopter on Aug. 7 while in mid-spaceflight. "This marks the first time the helicopter has been powered up and its batteries have been charged in...

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NASA shows off Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's wildest snaps from the last 15 years

NASA shows off Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's wildest snaps from the last 15 years

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Ancient 'terror crocodiles' had teeth the size of bananas, ate everything in sight

Ancient 'terror crocodiles' had teeth the size of bananas, ate everything in sight

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againScientists take a new look at the extinct, jumbo Deinosuchus and find it truly lived up to its name.Let's turn the clock back millions of years to a time when crocodiles as long as buses lived in the Americas. A new study of Deinosuchus fossils reveals more details of what these mind-boggling predators looked like, and how they behaved.Deinosuchus, which can be translated as "terrible crocodile" or "terror crocodile," ate dinosaurs, . The massive animals lived between 75 million and 82 million years ago and would have been at the...

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NASA astronauts say they made prank calls from SpaceX Crew Dragon once it splashed down in the water

NASA astronauts say they made prank calls from SpaceX Crew Dragon once it splashed down in the water

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againAnd the phone bill should go to Elon Musk.You've as part of the crew of the first commercially built and operated US spacecraft to ferry astronauts between Earth and the International Space Station. You're splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico and are waiting for your ride. What do you do? Make some prank calls, of course. NASA's Doug Hurley and his crewmate Bob Behnken had a satellite phone at their disposal after splashdown on Sunday. , Hurley filled us in on what they did with their spare time as they floated around. "Five hours...

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Mysterious elongated Mars cloud reappears over a massive volcano on the red planet

Mysterious elongated Mars cloud reappears over a massive volcano on the red planet

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againMars isn't erupting, but this odd cloud still puts on quite a show.The towering Arsia Mons volcano on Mars reaches over 12 miles (20 kilometers) high. It's impressive enough on its own, but it looks extra wild when a strange cloud forms above it. The European Space Agency Mars Express spacecraft has been keeping an eye on a "a mysteriously long, thin cloud" that periodically appears over Arsia Mons. On Wednesday, from observations made in July.From the lab to your inbox. Get the latest science stories from CNET every week."This...

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NASA Curiosity rover kicks off Mars 'summer road trip' designed to bypass perilous sands

NASA Curiosity rover kicks off Mars 'summer road trip' designed to bypass perilous sands

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againGet in the rover, kids. We're going to the sulfate-bearing unit!Mars Curiosity rover will be the envy of all road trippers. It won't have to hear "Are we there yet?" There won't be any gas station bathroom pit stops. It will just wind its way across the Gale Crater on Mars, heading for new adventures at the much-anticipated "sulfate-bearing unit."The space agency on Monday . "By trip's end, the rover will be able to ascend to the next section of the 3-mile-tall Martian (5-kilometer-tall) mountain it's been exploring since 2014,...

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How to watch the 'buck moon' lunar eclipse over the July 4 weekend

How to watch the 'buck moon' lunar eclipse over the July 4 weekend

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againThere's a partial penumbral eclipse on tap for the US on the night of July 4 and morning of July 5.Along with the Independence Day fireworks this year, skywatchers in the US may get to take in a bonus celestial show. A "buck moon" lunar eclipse is set for the night of July 4 and the morning of July 5, depending on where you are.The eclipse will be visible across most of North and South America as well as parts of southwestern Europe and Africa. This NASA map shows visibility for the globe.  for your specific location. A penumbral...

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NASA Perseverance rover and its epic Mars mission: Everything you need to know

NASA Perseverance rover and its epic Mars mission: Everything you need to know

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againNASA is returning to the surface of Mars with a fancy new rover and a daring helicopter.Perseverance rover hopes to answer our biggest burning question about Mars history: ?The dry, dusty Mars we know today was very different in the deep past. Humanity's latest rover is making a beeline for an area of Mars that was once home to a lake, a perfect place to look for signs of ancient microbes.Since Sojourner in 1997, NASA has sent a succession of increasingly sophisticated wheeled explorers to Mars. Perseverance is the latest and...

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How to watch the 'buck moon' lunar eclipse over the July 4 weekend

How to watch the 'buck moon' lunar eclipse over the July 4 weekend

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againThere's a partial penumbral eclipse on tap for the US on the night of July 4 and morning of July 5.After the Independence Day fireworks this year, skywatchers in the US may get to enjoy a bonus celestial show. A "buck moon" lunar eclipse is set for the night of July 4 and the morning of July 5, depending on where you are.The eclipse will be visible across most of North and South America as well as parts of southwestern Europe and Africa. This NASA map shows visibility for the globe.  for your specific location. A penumbral eclipse...

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Watch this epic NASA 10-year time-lapse video of our sun's fiery adventures

Watch this epic NASA 10-year time-lapse video of our sun's fiery adventures

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Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse: How and when to watch this weekend

Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse: How and when to watch this weekend

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againThe full annular eclipse will be visible across parts of Africa and Asia, but you can also follow the action online.The first of two  for 2020 will turn the sun into a glowing "ring of fire" on June 21 (or June 20 depending on your location). People situated along a narrow band of the world will have the opportunity to see the rare eclipse firsthand.An annular solar eclipse happens when the moon is too far away from us to completely hide the sun, leaving a circle of brightness around the moon. That is how it gets the poetic "ring of...

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How to watch a solar or lunar eclipse: Everything you need to know

How to watch a solar or lunar eclipse: Everything you need to know

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againFrom a ring of fire to a blood moon, don't miss the chance to revel in the beauty and awe of an eclipse.An eclipse is a celestial magic show. Abracadabra! The sun disappears. Presto! The moon turns red. It's a trick of light and shadow on a grand scale. Here's what you need to know about solar and lunar eclipses and how to witness these stunning cosmic events.An eclipse occurs when one cosmic object (like a moon) moves into the shadow of another (like a planet). Eclipses aren't just an Earth-related phenomenon. Curiosity . But for...

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NASA Curiosity rover snaps captivating view of Earth and Venus from Mars

NASA Curiosity rover snaps captivating view of Earth and Venus from Mars

We and our partners use cookies to understand how you use our site, improve your experience and serve you personalized content and advertising. Read about how we use cookies in our and how you can control them by clicking . By continuing to use this site, you accept these cookies.AcceptRejectUpdate ConsentCuriosity gets a glimpse of home.You don't have to be human or even be on Earth to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. Curiosity rover recently snapped a lovely panorama of its home planet and Venus from the surface of Mars.The rover captured Earth and Venus on June 5 after sunset. "Both...

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NASA InSight lander finally pushes its burrowing 'mole' heat probe into Mars

NASA InSight lander finally pushes its burrowing 'mole' heat probe into Mars

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe next steps will be critical for the struggling heat probe.InSight lander has had a pretty triumphant run on Mars and of the red planet. There's been one sticking point, though: Mars hasn't welcomed the lander's heat probe, known as the "mole." The heat probe is designed to hammer into Mars, burrow down deep and take the planet's internal temperature, but the probe kept popping out of the ground. NASA and the mole team have for the stuck mole, and they may finally be making some progress."After several assists from my robotic...

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SpaceX's historic Demo-2 delivers NASA astronauts to ISS

SpaceX's historic Demo-2 delivers NASA astronauts to ISS

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againAfter a 19-hour ride, two NASA astronauts aboard a Crew Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station 10 minutes ahead of schedule.SpaceX's Crew Dragon successfully reached the International Space Station at 7:16 a.m. PT Sunday, delivering NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on the first US spaceflight to make the journey in nine years.The historic moment was put on hold last week when NASA and SpaceX's first attempt to launch astronauts to the ISS. The in spectacular, fiery fashion, propelling the astronauts...

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How to watch SpaceX launch NASA astronauts to the ISS in historic Demo-2 mission

How to watch SpaceX launch NASA astronauts to the ISS in historic Demo-2 mission

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againA Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to carry two astronauts from US soil to the space station. The last time the US launched astronauts from within its borders was 2011.In July 2011, Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from Florida to the International Space Station, the last time humans traveled to space from US soil. The long drought should soon be over as prepares to send two NASA astronauts to the ISS inside a purpose-built Crew Dragon capsule. This mission passed a critical readiness review and launch is scheduled for Wednesday, May...

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Scientists say hurricanes are indeed getting stronger, and climate change may be a factor

Scientists say hurricanes are indeed getting stronger, and climate change may be a factor

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againYou're not imagining things. Hurricanes and typhoons are scarier than ever.Barry. Dorian. Humberto. Lorenzo. Last year's Atlantic hurricane season was devastating. The bad news is stronger hurricanes are part of an ongoing trend. Hurricanes are getting windier. That's the sobering conclusion of a study led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientist James Kossin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The paper on Monday.The study looked at satellite data from 1979 to 2017 and found that the maximum...

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Funky new parasitic fungus species named after Twitter, where it was first discovered

Funky new parasitic fungus species named after Twitter, where it was first discovered

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this again"As far as we know, this is the first time that a new species has been discovered on Twitter," said the scientist who spotted it.In my career, I've posted cute photos of my cat and messaged back and forth with most members of Spinal Tap. In her Twitter career, biologist Ana Sofia Reboleira discovered a new species of parasitic fungus. I need to step up my Twitter game.Reboleira is with the University of Copenhagen's . She spotted a photo of a millipede posted on Twitter by , a doctoral student at Virginia Tech. full of millipede...

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