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# mars - Saturday 20 February, 2016

NASA wants to grow genetically modified potatoes on Mars
# Astro Spud
# Astro Spud

NASA wants to grow genetically modified potatoes on Mars

Feb 20th 2016, 10:45 AM 10,818 Views 40 Comments

The spuds will first be tested at the International Potato Center in Peru.

# mars - Sunday 10 January, 2016

These photos are our first glimpse of the incredible tall sand dunes of Mars
# Free Mars
# Free Mars

These photos are our first glimpse of the incredible tall sand dunes of Mars

Jan 10th 2016, 8:30 AM 33,134 Views 39 Comments

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has been on the red planet since 2012 and has just sent back these incredible, never-before-seen, photos.

# mars - Monday 26 October, 2015

Quiz: Can you tell if these photos are from Mars or Earth?

Quiz: Can you tell if these photos are from Mars or Earth?

Oct 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 21,685 Views 10 Comments

Trickier than you might imagine.

# mars - Monday 28 September, 2015

Flowing water has been seen on Mars
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Flowing water has been seen on Mars

Sep 28th 2015, 4:20 PM 24,705 Views 86 Comments

And water could mean life.

# mars - Friday 11 September, 2015

The billionaire hoping to send men to Mars says we'll need to nuke it first
# Kaboom
# Kaboom

The billionaire hoping to send men to Mars says we'll need to nuke it first

Sep 11th 2015, 6:15 AM 25,479 Views 41 Comments

If we want to live there that is.

# mars - Saturday 29 August, 2015

International team begins year-long 'Mars isolation'
# Inside The Dome
# Inside The Dome

International team begins year-long 'Mars isolation'

Aug 29th 2015, 11:50 AM 18,348 Views 23 Comments

The men and women will spend their days eating food like powdered cheese and canned tuna, and will only go outside in a spacesuit.

# mars - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

A woman fined for stealing a Mars bar has been given nearly €20,000 to pay it
# Crowdfunding
# Crowdfunding

A woman fined for stealing a Mars bar has been given nearly €20,000 to pay it

Aug 18th 2015, 9:42 PM 40,936 Views 35 Comments

The internet can be nice. Sometimes.

# mars - Friday 5 June, 2015

This space suit isn't from a new sci-fi movie. NASA astronauts might wear this to Mars
# Into The Beyond
# Into The Beyond

This space suit isn't from a new sci-fi movie. NASA astronauts might wear this to Mars

Jun 5th 2015, 7:00 PM 23,661 Views 20 Comments

For the first time since 1982, NASA is in the process of testing new space suit prototypes.

# mars - Friday 20 March, 2015

Poll: Do you think the Mars One project will succeed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the Mars One project will succeed?

Mar 20th 2015, 8:15 PM 19,233 Views 45 Comments

Bas Lansdorp denied the project is a sham.

# mars - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

The Mission to Mars is a complete sham...
# Waste Of Space
# Waste Of Space

The Mission to Mars is a complete sham...

Mar 17th 2015, 7:48 PM 43,309 Views 95 Comments

… according to the Irish physicist who was selected to take part.

# mars - Friday 20 February, 2015

There'll be something different about Mars bars in Ireland from October
# Chocolate
# Chocolate

There'll be something different about Mars bars in Ireland from October

Feb 20th 2015, 8:00 AM 29,697 Views 25 Comments

The well-loved bars are going Fairtrade…

# mars - Monday 16 February, 2015

Next phase: Irish 'Mars One' hopeful Dr Joseph Roche has made the final 100

Next phase: Irish 'Mars One' hopeful Dr Joseph Roche has made the final 100

Feb 16th 2015, 8:29 AM 17,158 Views 37 Comments

50 men and 50 women have been named in the final 100 this morning. The high cost of the mooted mission precludes the option of a return trip.

# mars - Friday 16 January, 2015

A robot missing since 2003 has been found on Mars
# Mars Attracts
# Mars Attracts

A robot missing since 2003 has been found on Mars

Jan 16th 2015, 11:12 AM 15,309 Views 23 Comments

Beagle 2 has been missing since it was due to land on Mars on Christmas Day 2003.

# mars - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Nasa isn't ruling out 'methane burps' as evidence of life on Mars
# Aliens
# Aliens

Nasa isn't ruling out 'methane burps' as evidence of life on Mars

Dec 17th 2014, 9:29 AM 4,613 Views 24 Comments

However, it could also mean that life once existed. It could also disappointingly be from another source.

# mars - Friday 5 December, 2014

Orion: A successful Planet Earth landing for NASA's latest test-flight
# Splash-land
# Splash-land

Orion: A successful Planet Earth landing for NASA's latest test-flight

Dec 5th 2014, 9:05 PM 7,858 Views 28 Comments

The craft flew further and faster than any capsule built for humans since the Apollo moon program — 42 years ago.

# mars - Friday 14 November, 2014

'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars
# COLONISATION
# COLONISATION

'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars

Nov 14th 2014, 2:38 PM 11,816 Views 54 Comments

The second man to land on the Moon said those that travel to Mars shouldn’t envisage that they will ever return to Earth.

# mars - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

The Rosetta probe comet landing cost us... €3.50 each
# Totally Worth It
# Totally Worth It

The Rosetta probe comet landing cost us... €3.50 each

Nov 12th 2014, 10:43 PM 23,616 Views 64 Comments

Hmm, that’s OK then.

# mars - Monday 20 October, 2014

A huge comet that's as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars
# Powdering Through
# Powdering Through

A huge comet that's as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars

Oct 20th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,245 Views 7 Comments

The comet, known as Siding Spring, whizzed past Mars yesterday. Three NASA spacecraft had to take shelter behind the Red Planet as the close encounter took place.

# mars - Saturday 18 October, 2014

John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers

Oct 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,858 Views 2 Comments

Plus: How much has Mark Zuckerberg donated to the fight against Ebola?

# mars - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days
# Exploration
# Exploration

Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days

Oct 15th 2014, 3:31 PM 28,232 Views 55 Comments

It’s hardly worth the air miles.

# mars - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

The US and Russia tried it but India is the first country to enter Mars on its first attempt
# Success
# Success

The US and Russia tried it but India is the first country to enter Mars on its first attempt

Sep 24th 2014, 7:32 AM 9,820 Views 64 Comments

Indian Prime Minister Nahendra Modi said “this is better than the cricket team.”

# mars - Monday 22 September, 2014

After hitting the brakes from 10,000 mph, Nasa's newest Mars orbiter is circling the red planet
# Nearest Neighbour
# Nearest Neighbour

After hitting the brakes from 10,000 mph, Nasa's newest Mars orbiter is circling the red planet

Sep 22nd 2014, 2:26 PM 5,690 Views 13 Comments

Maven is joining a growing number of probes observing Mars from above.

# mars - Friday 19 September, 2014

'It's not like Star Trek': This is a big weekend for NASA's plans to land a human on Mars
# Space Race
# Space Race

'It's not like Star Trek': This is a big weekend for NASA's plans to land a human on Mars

Sep 19th 2014, 7:15 AM 12,253 Views 19 Comments

The MAVEN spacecraft, a scout for human explorers, is approaching the red planet

# mars - Thursday 11 September, 2014

'The far frontier': NASA Curiosity rover makes it to Martian mountain
# Lively On Mars
# Lively On Mars

'The far frontier': NASA Curiosity rover makes it to Martian mountain

Sep 11th 2014, 9:36 PM 10,020 Views 24 Comments

“The scientific sequel is upon us.”

# mars - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Look up! We'll be able to see a cyanide-releasing green comet today
# The Sky At Night
# The Sky At Night

Look up! We'll be able to see a cyanide-releasing green comet today

Aug 23rd 2014, 7:00 AM 15,718 Views 21 Comments

Comet Jacques will be visible in the skies over Ireland this weekend, emitting a green cyanide trail.

# mars - Friday 1 August, 2014

NASA aims to produce oxygen on Mars with 2020 rover experiment
# Life On Mars
# Life On Mars

NASA aims to produce oxygen on Mars with 2020 rover experiment

Aug 1st 2014, 10:36 AM 7,349 Views 41 Comments

As part of experiments carried out by NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, researchers will look at whether Martian air could be converted for astronauts to breathe.

# mars - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity breaks off-world driving record
# Off-Road
# Off-Road

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity breaks off-world driving record

Jul 29th 2014, 2:11 PM 7,955 Views 17 Comments

The ten-year old rover managed to travel 40.24km since it landed on Mars in 2004, beating the record originally set back in 1973.

# mars - Thursday 10 July, 2014

NASA captures stunning footage of rare solar flare
# Solar Flare Snared
# Solar Flare Snared

NASA captures stunning footage of rare solar flare

Jul 10th 2014, 10:21 AM 8,627 Views 37 Comments

The remarkable event was filmed by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory.

# mars - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Nasa's 'flying saucer' tests new Mars-landing technology
# Parachute Failure
# Parachute Failure

Nasa's 'flying saucer' tests new Mars-landing technology

Jun 29th 2014, 12:44 PM 7,248 Views 39 Comments

It involves a Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator, but you knew that, right?

# mars - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Mars, Luiz Suarez, and property prices: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Mars, Luiz Suarez, and property prices: The week in numbers

Jun 28th 2014, 7:30 PM 7,334 Views 8 Comments

Plus: What was the average temperature around the world last month?

# mars - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Curiosity Rover celebrates first year on Mars with an obligatory selfie
# Greetings Earthlings
# Greetings Earthlings

Curiosity Rover celebrates first year on Mars with an obligatory selfie

Jun 24th 2014, 4:30 PM 10,221 Views 20 Comments

“This is me at work #busy #casualTuesday #cantwaittilpayday”

# mars - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Look up! We'll have the best view of Mars in two years tonight
# A Mars A Day
# A Mars A Day

Look up! We'll have the best view of Mars in two years tonight

May 10th 2014, 4:00 PM 19,217 Views 30 Comments

Hello there, Red Planet.

# mars - Sunday 4 May, 2014

How long could a human survive on Mars wearing only jeans and a t-shirt?
# Holiday Plans
# Holiday Plans

How long could a human survive on Mars wearing only jeans and a t-shirt?

May 4th 2014, 5:00 PM 26,376 Views 53 Comments

Clue: Not very long.

# mars - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

A third of the 'Mars One' hopefuls have dropped out ... but all three Irish candidates still in the running
# The Wrong Stuff
# The Wrong Stuff

A third of the 'Mars One' hopefuls have dropped out ... but all three Irish candidates still in the running

Apr 30th 2014, 5:50 PM 24,062 Views 53 Comments

Over 300 people have dropped out of contention for the Mars One project, due to medical or other personal reasons.

Men try desperately to understand women's beauty secrets
# Hair Towel Thing
From The Daily Edge
# Hair Towel Thing

Men try desperately to understand women's beauty secrets

Apr 30th 2014, 12:30 PM 4,027 Views 0 Comments

Step one: foundation. Step two: make up.

# mars - Monday 21 April, 2014

"An adventure of a lifetime.." This Irish doctor's also on the shortlist to go to Mars
# To Boldly Go
# To Boldly Go

"An adventure of a lifetime.." This Irish doctor's also on the shortlist to go to Mars

Apr 21st 2014, 8:45 AM 15,390 Views 63 Comments

Dr Catherine McGrath joins Trinity scientist Joseph Roche and Cork-based IT engineer Steve Menaa on the list of Irish-based candidates for the ambitious ‘Mars One’ project.

# mars - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky
# Stargazger
# Stargazger

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky

Apr 10th 2014, 7:30 PM 42 Views 14 Comments

With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.

# mars - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study
# Clear Eyes Round Heart
# Clear Eyes Round Heart

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Mar 29th 2014, 4:15 PM 8,625 Views 5 Comments

Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.

# mars - Friday 7 February, 2014

We're being snapped from Mars
# Say Cheese
# Say Cheese

We're being snapped from Mars

Feb 7th 2014, 11:31 AM 17,829 Views 39 Comments

NASA’s curiosity rover has taken its first photo of Earth from Mars.

# mars - Wednesday 29 January, 2014