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# mars - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Perseverance images confirm Mars crater is an ancient lake
# Jezero Crater
# Jezero Crater

Perseverance images confirm Mars crater is an ancient lake

Oct 7th 2021, 10:49 PM 40,461 Views 19 Comments

The first scientific analysis of the images also reveals evidence that the crater endured flash floods.

# mars - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Nasa’s newest Mars rover successfully collects first rock sample
# Perserverance
# Perserverance

Nasa’s newest Mars rover successfully collects first rock sample

Sep 2nd 2021, 10:00 PM 8,828 Views 12 Comments

An attempt by the rover to collect a sample last month had failed.

# mars - Saturday 15 May, 2021

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time

May 15th 2021, 10:58 AM 20,794 Views 37 Comments

A rover will join an American craft which arrived at the red planet in February.

# mars - Monday 19 April, 2021

NASA successfully completes first-ever controlled helicopter flight on another planet
# Mars
# Mars

NASA successfully completes first-ever controlled helicopter flight on another planet

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 11:52 AM 26,399 Views 37 Comments

The helicopter beamed images of the feat back to Earth this morning.

# mars - Sunday 4 April, 2021

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for the first-ever powered flight on another planet
# Flight On Mars?
# Flight On Mars?

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for the first-ever powered flight on another planet

Apr 4th 2021, 7:12 PM 25,691 Views 29 Comments

The ultra-light aircraft was on board the Perseverance rover when it landed on Mars in February.

# mars - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Nasa’s new Mars rover hits the dusty red road in its first test drive
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

Nasa’s new Mars rover hits the dusty red road in its first test drive

Mar 6th 2021, 10:16 AM 24,313 Views 34 Comments

The Perseverance rover completed a drive lasting more than half an hour.

# mars - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars

Feb 24th 2021, 10:41 PM 42,199 Views 18 Comments

The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.

# mars - Monday 22 February, 2021

Nasa unveils new video and audio captured by Perseverance as it landed on Mars
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

Nasa unveils new video and audio captured by Perseverance as it landed on Mars

Feb 22nd 2021, 9:42 PM 33,499 Views 29 Comments

The agency also released new images the rover took on the Martian surface.

# mars - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?

Feb 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 35,752 Views 37 Comments

Test your knowledge.

# mars - Friday 19 February, 2021

Nasa’s Perseverance rover sends back first colour images from Mars
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

Nasa’s Perseverance rover sends back first colour images from Mars

Feb 19th 2021, 10:10 PM 36,853 Views 44 Comments

The rover – a scientific laboratory the size of a car – is on a mission to search for signs of ancient life.

# mars - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,935 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

# mars - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Mars drops Uncle Ben's name from rice brand following criticism over racial stereotype
# Ben’s Original
# Ben’s Original

Mars drops Uncle Ben's name from rice brand following criticism over racial stereotype

Sep 23rd 2020, 1:35 PM 81,745 Views 89 Comments

Packaging with the new name, Ben’s Original, will hit shops next year.

# mars - Thursday 30 July, 2020

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars

Updated Jul 30th 2020, 2:36 PM 21,391 Views 52 Comments

The rocket took off in California despite a 4.2 magnitude earthquake.

# mars - Thursday 23 July, 2020

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US
# Tianwen 1
# Tianwen 1

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:50 AM 8,370 Views 17 Comments

The Chinese mission is named Tianwen-1.

# mars - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Perseverance: NASA announces name of next Mars rover ahead of July launch
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

Perseverance: NASA announces name of next Mars rover ahead of July launch

Mar 5th 2020, 10:47 PM 10,048 Views 5 Comments

It will be the fifth exploratory vehicle on the Red Planet.

# mars - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'
# Marsquake
# Marsquake

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'

Apr 24th 2019, 7:15 AM 12,790 Views 10 Comments

Nasa has said the new seismic event was too small to provide solid data on the Martian interior.

# mars - Thursday 14 February, 2019

After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead
# Mission Complete
# Mission Complete

After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead

Feb 14th 2019, 7:42 AM 18,914 Views 49 Comments

The rover has been out of contact since a dust storm on the Red Planet.

# mars - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

That plan to make a colony on Mars and film it for reality TV has gone bust
# Mars One
# Mars One

That plan to make a colony on Mars and film it for reality TV has gone bust

Feb 12th 2019, 12:05 PM 20,740 Views 35 Comments

The company is in the red, as it were.

# mars - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Here's what Nasa's InSight lander has been up to this week
# Martian Task
# Martian Task

Here's what Nasa's InSight lander has been up to this week

Dec 1st 2018, 10:00 AM 16,720 Views 13 Comments

We have the details on what its next few weeks will be like.

# mars - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer
# Mars
# Mars

Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer

Nov 27th 2018, 9:31 AM 66,276 Views 78 Comments

A lovely sight this grim morning.

# mars - Monday 26 November, 2018

'Touchdown confirmed': NASA's InSight Mars explorer lands on Red Planet
# Mars Landing
# Mars Landing

'Touchdown confirmed': NASA's InSight Mars explorer lands on Red Planet

Nov 26th 2018, 8:41 PM 16,441 Views 26 Comments

More than half of 43 attempts to reach Mars with rovers, orbiters and probes have failed.

# mars - Friday 27 July, 2018

Tonight's blood moon is the longest of the 21st century - here's when you can see it best
# The Bloodening
# The Bloodening

Tonight's blood moon is the longest of the 21st century - here's when you can see it best

Jul 27th 2018, 9:29 AM 135,847 Views 24 Comments

The lunar eclipse coincides with a close passing of Mars in tonight’s sky.

# mars - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars
# Water Water Everywhere
# Water Water Everywhere

Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars

Jul 25th 2018, 9:31 PM 28,832 Views 63 Comments

The discovery has led to the eternal question to be asked once more – could there be life on Mars?

# mars - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Nasa is sending a helicopter that weighs less than 2kg to Mars
# Life On Mars
# Life On Mars

Nasa is sending a helicopter that weighs less than 2kg to Mars

May 13th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,461 Views 11 Comments

The helicopter is being sent as part of the Mars 2020 mission.

# mars - Sunday 21 January, 2018

What's in my makeup bag? Mars
# In My Bag
From The Daily Edge
# In My Bag

What's in my makeup bag? Mars

Jan 21st 2018, 1:00 PM 4,573 Views 0 Comments

Havng a rummage through our favourite faces’ wares.

# mars - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Scientists have discovered glaciers buried deep on the surface of Mars
# Mars Ice
# Mars Ice

Scientists have discovered glaciers buried deep on the surface of Mars

Jan 13th 2018, 8:00 AM 14,756 Views 15 Comments

A better understanding of the depth and location of ice on the planet could help future exporers.

# mars - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'
# Walking In Space
# Walking In Space

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'

Jun 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,489 Views 10 Comments

A former Nasa astronaut talks to us about his time in space, and the goal of humans reaching Mars.

# mars - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Life is left up to you': NUIG researcher delves into her Mars simulation mission
# The Martian
# The Martian

'Life is left up to you': NUIG researcher delves into her Mars simulation mission

Mar 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 8,642 Views 5 Comments

The experiment has been compared to a desert version of the Hollywood movie The Martian.

# mars - Thursday 19 January, 2017

NASA scientists to spend eight months in Hawaiian dome for 'Mars simulation'
# Dome Sweet Dome
# Dome Sweet Dome

NASA scientists to spend eight months in Hawaiian dome for 'Mars simulation'

Jan 19th 2017, 12:49 PM 8,003 Views 16 Comments

The study will assess the psychological difficulties associated with living in isolation.

# mars - Friday 18 November, 2016

Just as we come to terms with the Toblerone betrayal, Maltesers bags are getting smaller
# Stop The Madness
From The Daily Edge
# Stop The Madness

Just as we come to terms with the Toblerone betrayal, Maltesers bags are getting smaller

Nov 18th 2016, 11:25 AM 3,882 Views 1 Comment

LEAVE THE CHOCOLATE ALONE. JUST LEAVE IT.

# mars - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

European Mars lander's fate unclear, signs 'not good'
# Probe
# Probe

European Mars lander's fate unclear, signs 'not good'

Oct 19th 2016, 10:42 PM 12,914 Views 22 Comments

Schiaparelli was meant to test technology for a future European robotic mission to Mars.

# mars - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Nasa's Curiosity rover has sent back some holiday pics from Mars
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Nasa's Curiosity rover has sent back some holiday pics from Mars

Sep 10th 2016, 12:45 PM 30,607 Views 31 Comments

The planet’s layered geologic past is shown in new color images returned by the unmanned rover, which is exploring lower Mount Sharp.

# mars - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

For everyone who still misses the Mars Delight every single day
# What A Delight
From The Daily Edge
# What A Delight

For everyone who still misses the Mars Delight every single day

Sep 7th 2016, 2:28 PM 62,880 Views 4 Comments

We’re here for you.

# mars - Monday 29 August, 2016

Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science
# Fresh Air
# Fresh Air

Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science

Aug 29th 2016, 9:39 AM 20,118 Views 18 Comments

It’s about seeing how astronauts would survive during long-term space travel.

# mars - Monday 22 August, 2016

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over
# Lonely In Hawaii
# Lonely In Hawaii

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over

Aug 22nd 2016, 12:57 PM 19,944 Views 50 Comments

The volunteers have been living on freeze-dried food and trying to avoid personal conflicts.

# mars - Friday 15 April, 2016

Company behind Dolmio warns people not to eat its pasta sauce more than once a week
# Red Alert
# Red Alert

Company behind Dolmio warns people not to eat its pasta sauce more than once a week

Apr 15th 2016, 1:50 PM 64,344 Views 95 Comments

The move is aimed at bringing the company more in line with a new healthy image.

# mars - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

This new Twix chocolate spread looks absolutely delicious
# Gimme
From The Daily Edge
# Gimme

This new Twix chocolate spread looks absolutely delicious

Mar 16th 2016, 12:08 PM 6,424 Views 6 Comments

Our toast will never be the same.

# mars - Monday 14 March, 2016

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars

Mar 14th 2016, 11:39 AM 9,633 Views 24 Comments

The key goal is to analyse methane, a gas which is created in large by living microbes.

# mars - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Even more batches of Mars chocolate bars and Celebrations are being recalled
# Put Down The Chocolate
# Put Down The Chocolate

Even more batches of Mars chocolate bars and Celebrations are being recalled

Feb 24th 2016, 6:49 PM 20,083 Views 9 Comments

Mars have now included additional batches of Mars, Milky Way, Snickers and Celebrations:

# mars - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Mars is recalling a load of chocolate bars and boxes of Celebrations in Ireland
# Total Recall
# Total Recall

Mars is recalling a load of chocolate bars and boxes of Celebrations in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2016, 6:30 PM 24,307 Views 28 Comments

The main recall is happening in Germany and the Netherlands after a piece of plastic was found in a product.

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