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# mars - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Is there life on Mars? Ten years on the Opportunity rover is still looking
# Interstellar Trekker
# Interstellar Trekker

Is there life on Mars? Ten years on the Opportunity rover is still looking

Jan 25th 2014, 10:00 AM 7,980 Views 25 Comments

The rover was only supposed to run for 90 days, but 10 years a 40 Martian kilometers later, it shows no signs of stopping.

# mars - Friday 17 January, 2014

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?
# Stargazer
# Stargazer

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?

Jan 17th 2014, 12:55 PM 775 Views 38 Comments

Most of us grew up learning that there were nine planets in the Solar System. But why did Pluto get demoted? Conor Farrell explains how our understanding of the icy body changed.

# mars - Saturday 11 January, 2014

High Court, Mars, and Niall Horan: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

High Court, Mars, and Niall Horan: The week in numbers

Jan 11th 2014, 7:30 PM 11,371 Views 2 Comments

Plus: Where did Michael Noonan rank out of Europe’s Finance Ministers in a Financial Times list?

# mars - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Meet the Irish man who's been shortlisted to go to Mars and never come back
# Mars One Mission
From The Daily Edge
# Mars One Mission

Meet the Irish man who's been shortlisted to go to Mars and never come back

Jan 9th 2014, 12:57 PM 42,128 Views 125 Comments

Dr Joseph Roche, from Kildare, is one of 1,000 people shortlisted for the Mars One colony mission.

# mars - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Temperatures colder than Mars cause 21 deaths across the United States
# Polar Vortex
# Polar Vortex

Temperatures colder than Mars cause 21 deaths across the United States

Jan 8th 2014, 10:00 AM 26,018 Views 53 Comments

The extreme cold weather is causing chaos across the United States and Canada as temperatures plunge as low as -37 degrees Celsius.

One-way trip to Mars? Sign me up, says French woman
# Mission To Mars
# Mission To Mars

One-way trip to Mars? Sign me up, says French woman

Jan 8th 2014, 7:20 AM 15,078 Views 36 Comments

Florence Porcel is down to the last 1,000 candidates for the six-month, no-return trip.

# mars - Monday 18 November, 2013

NASA's MAVEN Mars mission launches from Kennedy Space Center
# Ten Nine Eight
# Ten Nine Eight

NASA's MAVEN Mars mission launches from Kennedy Space Center

Nov 18th 2013, 7:09 PM 5,879 Views 21 Comments

Arrival at Mars is scheduled for September 2014.

# mars - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Nov 17th 2013, 7:58 PM 17,419 Views 3 Comments

Everybody’s talking about Ireland pledging more towards the Philippines, the botched armed robbery in Drogheda and the plane crash in Russia.

# mars - Monday 4 November, 2013

India to launch first Mars mission tomorrow
# Mars
# Mars

India to launch first Mars mission tomorrow

Nov 4th 2013, 9:46 PM 10,276 Views 100 Comments

The country is aiming to become the only Asian nation to reach the Red Planet.

# mars - Saturday 26 October, 2013

A spaceship crash, near apocalypse, and six other major miscalculations and mistakes
# Misperceptions
# Misperceptions

A spaceship crash, near apocalypse, and six other major miscalculations and mistakes

Oct 26th 2013, 9:15 AM 11,104 Views 17 Comments

You’ll be making sure your i’s are dotted and your t’s crossed after this.

# mars - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Life on Mars? Not looking likely, says new NASA study
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Life on Mars? Not looking likely, says new NASA study

Sep 19th 2013, 10:14 PM 6,868 Views 42 Comments

New findings from NASA’s Curiosity rover found only tiny amounts of methane gas in the atmosphere, making it unlikely that there was life on Mars.

# mars - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Space food researchers emerge after four months on 'Mars'
# Food On Mars
# Food On Mars

Space food researchers emerge after four months on 'Mars'

Aug 13th 2013, 11:38 AM 6,958 Views 11 Comments

The six people spent four months living in Hawaii in a simulated exercise, eating foods made from shelf-stable ingredients.

# mars - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Curiosity rover marks one ground-breaking year of life on Mars
# NASA
# NASA

Curiosity rover marks one ground-breaking year of life on Mars

Aug 6th 2013, 6:50 AM 5,817 Views 13 Comments

Today will see special NASA livestream events taking place to mark the work of the rover over the past 12 months.

# mars - Friday 12 July, 2013

7-year-old boy writes to NASA, gets amazing reply
# NASA
From The Daily Edge
# NASA

7-year-old boy writes to NASA, gets amazing reply

Jul 12th 2013, 12:15 PM 3,641 Views 2 Comments

Here’s the full correspondence, as revealed by Dexter’s dad.

# mars - Friday 7 June, 2013

Aging Mars rover makes new water discoveries
# Mars
# Mars

Aging Mars rover makes new water discoveries

Jun 7th 2013, 9:01 PM 11,753 Views 46 Comments

The unmanned solar-powered vehicle has just analysed what may be its oldest rock ever, known as Esperance 6, which contains evidence that potentially life-supporting water once flowed in abundance.

# mars - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Mars is the next challenge for astronauts - but landing is the biggest obstacle
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Mars is the next challenge for astronauts - but landing is the biggest obstacle

May 12th 2013, 9:15 AM 8,672 Views 45 Comments

The Curiosity rover is the size of a small car – but now researchers are looking at how to land something the size of a two-storey house on Mars.

# mars - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Mars Rover draws huge willy on planet surface
# Mars Todger
From The Daily Edge
# Mars Todger

Mars Rover draws huge willy on planet surface

Apr 24th 2013, 5:59 PM 1,230 Views 2 Comments

Pffft.

Men are from Mars: €1.9bn NASA Rover draws penis on red planet
# Rude Planet
# Rude Planet

Men are from Mars: €1.9bn NASA Rover draws penis on red planet

Apr 24th 2013, 3:09 PM 24,027 Views 46 Comments

The unfortunate sketch was found on the NASA website.

# mars - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Apr 21st 2013, 10:00 AM 13,092 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# mars - Friday 5 April, 2013

Mars missions scaled back in April because of sun
# Mars
# Mars

Mars missions scaled back in April because of sun

Apr 5th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,426 Views 6 Comments

For much of April, the sun blocks the line of sight between Earth and Mars, making it difficult for engineers to send instructions or hear from spacecraft Curiosity and Opportunity.

# mars - Saturday 23 March, 2013

11 Google products and services you never knew existed
# What Does That Do
# What Does That Do

11 Google products and services you never knew existed

Mar 23rd 2013, 8:45 AM 24,975 Views 31 Comments

You can explore Mars, for starters.

# mars - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Life on Mars: it was possible
# Curiosity
# Curiosity

Life on Mars: it was possible

Mar 13th 2013, 8:28 AM 5,454 Views 25 Comments

Nasa Curiosity Rover, which is living on the Red Planet, has taken samples of rock for analysis by scientists back home.

# mars - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Are humans or robots the future of space travel?
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Are humans or robots the future of space travel?

Mar 3rd 2013, 9:15 AM 4,590 Views 24 Comments

“We are a long way from the Terminator, or the Matrix” says Nasa chief historian.

# mars - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Tycoon wants to send couple on Mars mission
# Mars
# Mars

Tycoon wants to send couple on Mars mission

Feb 28th 2013, 8:56 AM 5,670 Views 35 Comments

Many of the finer details of the Inspiration Mars project – initially funded by the world’s first space tourist Dennis Tito – have yet to be worked out but it is hoped it will allow for zero-gravity sex.

# mars - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Life on Mars? Maybe not. NASA rows back on findings
# Mars
# Mars

Life on Mars? Maybe not. NASA rows back on findings

Dec 4th 2012, 8:26 AM 5,240 Views 26 Comments

NASA has downplayed talk of a ‘major discovery’ by its Curiosity rover after remarks by the mission chief raised hopes it may have unearthed evidence life once existed on the planet.

# mars - Monday 5 November, 2012

Cheese! Mars Curiosity rover sends back its first high-resolution self-portrait
# Wish You Were Here
# Wish You Were Here

Cheese! Mars Curiosity rover sends back its first high-resolution self-portrait

Nov 5th 2012, 10:15 AM 11,590 Views 52 Comments

Curiosity has used its ‘hand lens imager’ to take 55 photos of itself – and stitch them into one single giant image.

# mars - Monday 3 September, 2012

Why NASA put large holes in Curiosity's wheels
# Curiosity Rover
# Curiosity Rover

Why NASA put large holes in Curiosity's wheels

Sep 3rd 2012, 4:39 PM 11,193 Views 26 Comments

It’s to help scientists keep track of where it moves on Mars, see?

# mars - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

The first song played on another planet is...
# Oh The Humanity
# Oh The Humanity

The first song played on another planet is...

Aug 29th 2012, 7:12 PM 11,161 Views 66 Comments

(Mars, we’re sorry.) What would you have picked to be the first song from space?

# mars - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Tuesday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Aug 28th 2012, 7:47 PM 6,746 Views 3 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Behold! Mankind’s first high-resolution photo from another planet
# Nextdoor
# Nextdoor

Behold! Mankind’s first high-resolution photo from another planet

Aug 28th 2012, 12:18 PM 18,281 Views 57 Comments

NASA has released the first high-resolution photo from the Curiosity rover. This is how the neighbours live.

# mars - Friday 24 August, 2012

VIDEO: NASA's Curiosity rover makes its landing on Mars
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

VIDEO: NASA's Curiosity rover makes its landing on Mars

Aug 24th 2012, 11:44 AM 4,085 Views 12 Comments

This video of Curiosity’s landing is humanity’s first recording of a touchdown on another planet.

# mars - 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.

# mars - 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.

# mars - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Tweets: The Mars Curiosity Rover has a chat with Britney Spears
# Gimme Mars
From The Daily Edge
# Gimme Mars

Tweets: The Mars Curiosity Rover has a chat with Britney Spears

Aug 16th 2012, 11:46 AM 5,640 Views 14 Comments

Well, they DO have a lot in common.

# mars - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Total Recall: How does Colin Farrell’s new flick stack up against Arnie’s 1990s version?
# Review
From The Daily Edge
# Review

Total Recall: How does Colin Farrell’s new flick stack up against Arnie’s 1990s version?

Aug 15th 2012, 11:47 AM 7,958 Views 22 Comments

The Irishman does a fine job of playing a factory worker turned super spy but a certain wow factor is missing.

New satellite photo shows Mars rover exploring the Red Planet
# Space
# Space

New satellite photo shows Mars rover exploring the Red Planet

Aug 15th 2012, 7:44 AM 8,072 Views 14 Comments

See the first colour photograph of the pale blue bot.