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# Mars

All time
# gimme mars
Tweets: The Mars Curiosity Rover has a chat with Britney Spears
Well, they DO have a lot in common.
# Review
Total Recall: How does Colin Farrell’s new flick stack up against Arnie’s 1990s version?
The Irishman does a fine job of playing a factory worker turned super spy but a certain wow factor is missing.
# Space
New satellite photo shows Mars rover exploring the Red Planet
See the first colour photograph of the pale blue bot.
Column: Yes, the Mars rover cost $2bn – but it’s far from a waste of money.
Technology developed by NASA’s top scientists will prove pretty handy for the rest of us too, writes Colm Quinn.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: The underground sect which has never been exposed to Craig Doyle – and would you trust NAMA to mind your children?
# the mohawk from mars
Curiosity grows online for NASA flight director
The whizz-kid who’s helping to uncover the secrets of Mars has become famous in his own right.
# Mars
In photos: NASA's Curiosity sends first pictures from Mars
Rover snaps its surroundings…
# mars landing
VIDEO: The happiest group of NASA employees you'll see today
Mars Landing! Whoo!
# The Red Planet
In pics: Missions to Mars through the years
As NASA lands a new exploratory probe on Mars, takes a look back over previous Mars missions…
# Hoax
7 of the world's greatest hoaxes (or are they?)
Aliens invading New Jersey, spaghetti growing on trees… just some of the hoaxes that had the world fooled.
# Mars
Curiosity Mars rover to land on the red planet tomorrow
The Mars Science Laboratory, which carries the rover, aims to find out if there is life on Mars – and it arrives near the planet’s surface tomorrow.
# final frontier
Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?
Mankind’s fascination with space has long sparked fantasies of living away from Earth, but is this any closer to becoming a reality?
# Space
The Moon to blaze alongside Mars and Saturn over Ireland
The Moon will be placed next to Mars on today and next to Saturn on tomorrow in the western sky just after sunset.
# pic of the day
Out of This World Pic of the Day
A view from Mars.
# Mars
NASA refines Mars landing – but brings it closer to dangerous landing zone
‘Curiosity’ is set to land on the red plant in early August.
# Mars
Mars Watch: Tonight's your chance to see the red planet
Giant telescopes set up around country for public to use.
# Space
Russia plans to send man to the Moon
As part of a newly unveiled 18-year plan, Russia will send probes to Mars, Jupiter and Venus and a human team to the surface of the Moon.
# Space Travel
Long missions in space may damage eyesight
Prolonged periods of space travel might damage astronauts eyesight according to new research. NASA say they are not unduly worried.
# solar flare
Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight
There may be lots of activity in the skies tonight, thanks to solar flare activity – here’s your guide on what to look out for.
# Mission to Mars
Is there food on Mars?
A group of six people will take part in a simulated mission to Mars next year – on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their mission? Report back on the food astronauts eat in space.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Life on Mars
Mystery Moroccan rocks 'fell from Mars', say scientists
Chunks of meteorite found in Morocco in December, thought to have fallen in July, came from Mars millions of years ago.
# Space
Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month
The unmanned Phobos-Ground craft, which was set to land on one of Mars’s moons, will return sometime in January.
# Life on Mars
Watch: NASA's rover blasts into space in search of 'life on Mars'
The Curiosity rover is costing NASA billions but it is hoped it can discover new facts about the red planet.
# Life on Mars
Was there ever life on Mars? Nasa set to launch new mission
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.
# Space
Contact finally made with stranded Russian spacecraft
The Phobos-Grunt mission to Mars launched on 8 November, but the engine boosts to push it out of Earth’s orbit and on towards the Martian moon Phobos failed.
# Bunga Bunga
The Top 7 Silvio moments
The man who made bunga bunga famous – and six other memorable moments from Berlusconi’s career.
# Mission to Mars
Russia’s race against time to save Mars moon probe
Russian spacecraft engineers have three days to reset the onboard computers of a probe bound for Mars, which is stuck in orbit.
# Mars
Video, photos: Simulated mission to Mars ends after 520 days of isolation
A group of six scientists and engineers emerged from their capsule earlier today.
# Space
NASA starts work on super-size rocket for human space exploration
NASA has unveiled plans for a massive new rocket that will bring its astronauts deeper into outer-space than ever before.
# Life on Mars
NASA discovers evidence of water on Mars
Is there life on Mars? Perhaps, say NASA, as evidence of water has been found.
# Hugo
Chavez says capitalism may have destroyed life on Mars
Venezuela’s socialist president also warned that the West was trying to plunder Libya’s natural resources.
# Obsession
Penis envy? Berlusconi slammed for replacing statue body parts
What is it about the male appendage that keeps getting the Italian PM in such hot water?