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#Exploration

# exploration - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

NASA reports damage to Curiosity wind instrument
# Mars
# Mars

NASA reports damage to Curiosity wind instrument

Aug 22nd 2012, 11:32 AM 4,609 Views 32 Comments

The rover is being put through its paces ahead of its first drive on Mars today.

# exploration - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Curiosity rover prepares to zap Mars rocks and hit the road
# Road Trip
# Road Trip

Curiosity rover prepares to zap Mars rocks and hit the road

Aug 18th 2012, 7:45 PM 8,173 Views 39 Comments

Researchers will be carrying out tests in the coming days to prepare the rover for its first journey across the surface of Mars.

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Current Affairs
From The Daily Edge
# Current Affairs

Here is the week's news... skewed

Aug 18th 2012, 6:00 PM 3,564 Views 0 Comments

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The GAA dismisses reports of vajazzling – and the Mars Curiosity rover faces a hostile reaction from the natives.

# exploration - Friday 10 August, 2012

New licence could extend Cork's potential oil field
# Drill Baby Drill
# Drill Baby Drill

New licence could extend Cork's potential oil field

Aug 10th 2012, 12:13 PM 4,285 Views 32 Comments

Providence Resources says its been offered a licensing option for another 500 sq km beside the Barryroe oil field.

# exploration - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Another oil or gas discovery off the west Cork coast?
# Drilling
# Drilling

Another oil or gas discovery off the west Cork coast?

Aug 8th 2012, 3:10 PM 11,510 Views 61 Comments

Exploration company Providence has said that there is significant potential in one of its licence areas in the Porcupine Basin.

# exploration - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

In photos: NASA's Curiosity sends first pictures from Mars
# Mars
# Mars

In photos: NASA's Curiosity sends first pictures from Mars

Aug 7th 2012, 1:45 PM 9,180 Views 15 Comments

Rover snaps its surroundings…

# exploration - Monday 6 August, 2012

VIDEO: The happiest group of NASA employees you'll see today
# Mars Landing
# Mars Landing

VIDEO: The happiest group of NASA employees you'll see today

Aug 6th 2012, 10:03 AM 5,279 Views 34 Comments

Mars Landing! Whoo!

In pics: Missions to Mars through the years
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

In pics: Missions to Mars through the years

Aug 6th 2012, 7:45 AM 4,937 Views 2 Comments

As NASA lands a new exploratory probe on Mars, TheJournal.ie takes a look back over previous Mars missions…

# exploration - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Google and NASA offer virtual tours of the Kennedy Space Centre
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Google and NASA offer virtual tours of the Kennedy Space Centre

Aug 4th 2012, 2:49 PM 2,673 Views 2 Comments

NASA gave Google Maps photographers unprecedented access to the centre.

# exploration - Monday 30 July, 2012

Astronaut Sally Ride sparks posthumous debate on coming out
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Astronaut Sally Ride sparks posthumous debate on coming out

Jul 30th 2012, 6:25 PM 7,445 Views 21 Comments

The first American woman in space kept her coming out until her self-penned obituary. Some wish she’d done it earlier.

# exploration - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica: images of early 20th century polar exploration
# Polar Exploration
# Polar Exploration

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica: images of early 20th century polar exploration

Jul 29th 2012, 7:45 AM 6,812 Views 9 Comments

The Australian photographer travelled to Antarctica six times, including as part of the ill-fated Endurance expedition led by Shackleton.

# exploration - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?

Jul 28th 2012, 1:00 PM 5,140 Views 26 Comments

Mankind’s fascination with space has long sparked fantasies of living away from Earth, but is this any closer to becoming a reality?

# exploration - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Cork oil estimates trebled to over 1.6 billion
# Drill Baby Drill
# Drill Baby Drill

Cork oil estimates trebled to over 1.6 billion

Jul 25th 2012, 8:34 AM 11,275 Views 118 Comments

Providence Resources has said that between 1 and 1.61 billion barrels of oil are in place at the Barryroe field.

# exploration - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

First US woman astronaut in space dies aged 61
# Space
# Space

First US woman astronaut in space dies aged 61

Jul 24th 2012, 8:43 AM 3,435 Views 18 Comments

Sally Ride was the only person to serve on the investigations into both the Challenger and Columbia disasters.

# exploration - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Explore Antarctica...from your couch
# South Pole
From The Daily Edge
# South Pole

Explore Antarctica...from your couch

Jul 17th 2012, 12:30 PM 5,490 Views 3 Comments

Or desk, or kitchen table…from wherever you want really as Google Streetview has just launched new views of the lonely continent today.

# exploration - Friday 6 July, 2012

Out of This World Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Out of This World Pic of the Day

Jul 6th 2012, 2:45 PM 9,574 Views 15 Comments

A view from Mars.

# exploration - Sunday 1 July, 2012

In photos: NASA's aeronautical research centre as it was in the 1920s
# Space
From The Daily Edge
# Space

In photos: NASA's aeronautical research centre as it was in the 1920s

Jul 1st 2012, 9:15 AM 4,504 Views 2 Comments

Langley Research Center was founded in 1917 and later became famous as the site where the first moon landing was planned.

# exploration - Saturday 30 June, 2012

In photos: Chinese astronauts crash land after almost two weeks in space
# Down To Earth
# Down To Earth

In photos: Chinese astronauts crash land after almost two weeks in space

Jun 30th 2012, 3:56 PM 6,796 Views 10 Comments

The three astronauts landed safely in Inner Mongolia yesterday.

# exploration - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab
# Space
# Space

Chinese astronauts make first successful docking with space lab

Jun 24th 2012, 1:44 PM 1,896 Views 7 Comments

The docking was a significant moment for China, which is aiming to build a space station by 2020.

# exploration - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Bulgaria relaxes fracking restrictions
# Fracking
# Fracking

Bulgaria relaxes fracking restrictions

Jun 14th 2012, 2:55 PM 1,412 Views 2 Comments

Bulgarian legislators voted today in favour of relaxing a ban on the controversial natural gas drilling method.

# exploration - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

NASA refines Mars landing – but brings it closer to dangerous landing zone
# Mars
# Mars

NASA refines Mars landing – but brings it closer to dangerous landing zone

Jun 12th 2012, 2:30 PM 2,378 Views 11 Comments

‘Curiosity’ is set to land on the red plant in early August.

# exploration - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

NASA prepares to launch mission to hunt down black holes
# NuSTAR
# NuSTAR

NASA prepares to launch mission to hunt down black holes

May 30th 2012, 8:15 PM 3,024 Views 18 Comments

High energy X-ray vision will be used in new orbiting telescope to “open a whole new window on the universe”.

# exploration - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Second time lucky: NASA launches SpaceX rocket headed for ISS
# Beam Me Up
# Beam Me Up

Second time lucky: NASA launches SpaceX rocket headed for ISS

May 22nd 2012, 10:36 AM 1,160 Views 5 Comments

Saturday’s first attempt at a launch was abandoned after engine trouble – but no such problems this time, with a payload of food – and 300 temporarily spacebound astronomy buffs.

# exploration - Saturday 19 May, 2012

VIDEO: ISS cargo rocket fails on launch
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

VIDEO: ISS cargo rocket fails on launch

May 19th 2012, 1:19 PM 2,585 Views 6 Comments

The SpaceX mission was to be the first attempt by private US companies vying to take over the supply route following the end of NASA’s shuttle missions.

# exploration - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Gold diggers: Gold discovered in Wicklow hills (possibly)
# We're Rich
# We're Rich

Gold diggers: Gold discovered in Wicklow hills (possibly)

May 16th 2012, 11:50 AM 5,744 Views 28 Comments

Connemara Mining carried out a survey from the air of Wexford and Wicklow – and says it thinks there could be gold deposits in the area.

# exploration - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Report calls for 'clear and transparent' policies on Irish gas and oil
# Exploration
# Exploration

Report calls for 'clear and transparent' policies on Irish gas and oil

May 9th 2012, 2:16 PM 1,934 Views 14 Comments

Oireachtas Committee report on offshore exploration says tax on petroleum finds should be raised.

Oireachtas report due on Ireland's offshore oil and gas exploration
# Exploration
# Exploration

Oireachtas report due on Ireland's offshore oil and gas exploration

May 9th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,016 Views 7 Comments

Joint committee recommendations to focus largely on a fair and equitable tax regime for the petroleum industry.

# exploration - Thursday 3 May, 2012

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter
# Space
# Space

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter

May 3rd 2012, 10:31 AM 1,122 Views 15 Comments

New mission will focus on the gas giant’s three large icy moons.

# exploration - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011
# Discovery
# Discovery

In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011

Apr 17th 2012, 1:50 PM 3,107 Views 6 Comments

As the retired shuttle prepares to make its last journey – by plane – to a museum in Washington, we look back over its 27-year career.

# exploration - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Amazon founder 'locates lost Apollo 11 rockets'
# Apollo 11
# Apollo 11

Amazon founder 'locates lost Apollo 11 rockets'

Mar 29th 2012, 9:58 AM 4,626 Views 7 Comments

The rocket engines were last seen pushing the Apollo 11 mission into space ahead of its successful moon landing in 1969.

# exploration - Monday 26 March, 2012

James Cameron dives to Earth's deepest point
# Exploration
# Exploration

James Cameron dives to Earth's deepest point

Mar 26th 2012, 9:15 AM 3,078 Views 20 Comments

National Geographic says that Cameron’s expedition is the deepest ever solo sub dive.

# exploration - Thursday 8 March, 2012

A star is born and 11 other images of the day from NASA
# Exploration
# Exploration

A star is born and 11 other images of the day from NASA

Mar 8th 2012, 8:00 AM 4,051 Views 1 Comment

Here’s 12 incredible images from the astronauts at America’s space agency.

# exploration - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

The International Space Station flies across Ireland tonight From The Daily Edge

The International Space Station flies across Ireland tonight

Feb 15th 2012, 2:25 PM 7,296 Views 13 Comments

Want to see the most expensive object ever built?

# exploration - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars

Feb 7th 2012, 12:00 PM 2,662 Views 15 Comments

A two-year investigation by a European Space Agency probe has found strong new evidence to show there was once an ocean on the red planet.

# exploration - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Polar heroes: National Concert Hall to celebrate Irish explorers
# Shackleton
# Shackleton

Polar heroes: National Concert Hall to celebrate Irish explorers

Feb 4th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,721 Views 5 Comments

Ernest Shackleton’s granddaughter and cousin speak to TheJournal.ie about the explorer who was “ahead of his time”.

# exploration - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Concerns raised over use of fracking for 'multi-billion euro' gas reserve
# Fracking
# Fracking

Concerns raised over use of fracking for 'multi-billion euro' gas reserve

Feb 1st 2012, 3:48 PM 2,940 Views 40 Comments

A company has said that the gas in north-west Ireland could lead to hundreds of jobs – but environmentalists have urged caution over the controversial technique.

# exploration - Saturday 28 January, 2012

On this date: Challenger space shuttle explodes after take-off
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

On this date: Challenger space shuttle explodes after take-off

Jan 28th 2012, 2:37 PM 4,075 Views 7 Comments

It was on this day in 1986 that the space shuttle exploded just 73 seconds into its launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. All seven crewmembers were killed.

# exploration - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

US joins efforts to develop space 'code of conduct'
# Space
# Space

US joins efforts to develop space 'code of conduct'

Jan 18th 2012, 1:18 PM 1,396 Views 5 Comments

Concern is growing over the level of space debris and the possibility of nations developing systems to disrupt commercial or security activity.

# exploration - Friday 25 November, 2011

Was there ever life on Mars? Nasa set to launch new mission
# Life On Mars
# Life On Mars

Was there ever life on Mars? Nasa set to launch new mission

Nov 25th 2011, 3:28 PM 1,470 Views 12 Comments

Tomorrow’s launch sends the Curiosity rover on the start of its eight-month voyage to Mars, where it will examine the soil for signs of life.