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# red-planet - 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 42,165 Views 18 Comments

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

# red-planet - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Nasa’s Mars Perseverance rover lands on the red planet
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Nasa’s Mars Perseverance rover lands on the red planet

Feb 18th 2021, 9:08 PM 30,743 Views 55 Comments

The rover landed on the red planet in the Jezero Crater at 8:55 Irish time.

Nasa's Perseverance rover set for 'seven minutes of terror' as it seeks to land on Mars this evening
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Nasa's Perseverance rover set for 'seven minutes of terror' as it seeks to land on Mars this evening

Feb 18th 2021, 7:48 AM 24,122 Views 32 Comments

Perseverance is the largest and most sophisticated vehicle ever sent to Mars.

# red-planet - 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 21,369 Views 52 Comments

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

# red-planet - 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.

# red-planet - 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 16,438 Views 26 Comments

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

# red-planet - 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 28,822 Views 63 Comments

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

# red-planet - 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 30,590 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.

# red-planet - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Here are 40 amazing photos of Mars taken by the Nasa Orbiter
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Here are 40 amazing photos of Mars taken by the Nasa Orbiter

Aug 13th 2016, 11:30 AM 21,290 Views 23 Comments

The Mars Orbiter has been taking stunning photos of the planet for nearly 10 years – here are the cream of the most recent crop.

# red-planet - 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 24,703 Views 86 Comments

And water could mean life.

# red-planet - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Irish scientist kicked out of Mars mission for saying the mission is "hopelessly flawed"
# Mars None
# Mars None

Irish scientist kicked out of Mars mission for saying the mission is "hopelessly flawed"

Mar 19th 2015, 8:47 AM 29,110 Views 73 Comments

So he probably won’t be too upset.

# red-planet - 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 17,146 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.

# red-planet - 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 26,276 Views 53 Comments

Clue: Not very long.

# red-planet - 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 24,060 Views 53 Comments

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

# red-planet - 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 15,370 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.

# red-planet - 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 36 Views 14 Comments

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

# red-planet - 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 7,977 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.

# red-planet - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

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 15,077 Views 36 Comments

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

# red-planet - 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 10,273 Views 100 Comments

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

# red-planet - 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.

# red-planet - 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 5,814 Views 13 Comments

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

# red-planet - 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 11,750 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.

# red-planet - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Billion-year-old water discovered in Canada could give clues to early life on Earth
# Planet Earth
# Planet Earth

Billion-year-old water discovered in Canada could give clues to early life on Earth

May 16th 2013, 10:13 AM 15,416 Views 91 Comments

Life-giving chemicals have been discovered in isolated water believed to be 1.5 billion years old, raising hopes of scientists finding surviving microscopic organisms from a prehistoric age.

# red-planet - 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 8,671 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.

# red-planet - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

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 23,961 Views 46 Comments

The unfortunate sketch was found on the NASA website.

# red-planet - 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 5,239 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.

# red-planet - 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.

# red-planet - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

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 18,275 Views 57 Comments

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

# red-planet - 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 4,084 Views 12 Comments

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

# red-planet - Saturday 18 August, 2012

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 3,561 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.

# red-planet - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Aug 11th 2012, 6:00 PM 5,333 Views 0 Comments

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?

# red-planet - 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 9,179 Views 15 Comments

Rover snaps its surroundings…

# red-planet - Monday 6 August, 2012

PHOTOS: "Touchdown confirmed!" Celebrations as NASA rover lands on Mars
# Mars Landing
# Mars Landing

PHOTOS: "Touchdown confirmed!" Celebrations as NASA rover lands on Mars

Aug 6th 2012, 12:13 PM 6,880 Views 36 Comments

It took eight years of work, more than €2 billion, and just a bit of luck, but Curiosity touched down on Mars just after 6.30am Irish time.

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 5,269 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 4,932 Views 2 Comments

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

# red-planet - 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 5,139 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?

# red-planet - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Mars Watch: Tonight's your chance to see the red planet
# Mars
# Mars

Mars Watch: Tonight's your chance to see the red planet

Mar 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 9,117 Views 25 Comments

Giant telescopes set up around country for public to use.

# red-planet - 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 2,657 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.

# red-planet - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Watch: NASA's rover blasts into space in search of 'life on Mars'
# Life On Mars
# Life On Mars

Watch: NASA's rover blasts into space in search of 'life on Mars'

Nov 26th 2011, 4:59 PM 1,410 Views 8 Comments

The Curiosity rover is costing NASA billions but it is hoped it can discover new facts about the red planet.