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# space - Sunday 12 June, 2022

Scientists use satellite data to detect offshore methane leak for the first time
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Scientists use satellite data to detect offshore methane leak for the first time

Jun 12th 2022, 5:00 PM 14,387 Views 10 Comments

Methane is responsible for roughly 30 percent of the global rise in temperatures to date.

# space - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Nasa to launch three rockets from private Australian space port
# Space
# Space

Nasa to launch three rockets from private Australian space port

Jun 8th 2022, 9:50 AM 10,532 Views 14 Comments

Three rockets will be launched from the Arnhem Space Centre on Indigenous-owned land near the mining town of Nhulunbuy.

# space - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

The Good Information Podcast: How do Ireland and the EU figure into the space race?
# Tgip-podcast
# Tgip-podcast

The Good Information Podcast: How do Ireland and the EU figure into the space race?

Jun 1st 2022, 10:23 AM 2,138 Views 5 Comments

Ireland is playing a bigger role in international space exploration than you might think.

# space - Friday 13 May, 2022

Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the moon
# Houston We Have A Plant
# Houston We Have A Plant

Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the moon

May 13th 2022, 8:22 AM 10,560 Views 19 Comments

The ground-breaking experiment has given researchers hope that it may be possible to one day grow plants directly on the moon.

# space - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Fuel leak thwarts Nasa’s dress rehearsal for moon rocket
# We Have A Problem
# We Have A Problem

Fuel leak thwarts Nasa’s dress rehearsal for moon rocket

Apr 14th 2022, 10:45 PM 11,501 Views 6 Comments

Liquid hydrogen is extremely hazardous, with officials noting that the systems had been checked for leaks prior to the test.

# space - Friday 8 April, 2022

SpaceX launches three private visitors to space station for €50 million each
# Liftoff
# Liftoff

SpaceX launches three private visitors to space station for €50 million each

Apr 8th 2022, 5:14 PM 17,023 Views 18 Comments

It is SpaceX’s first private charter flight to the orbiting lab after two years of carrying astronauts there for Nasa.

# space - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Astronomers observe most distant galaxy ever spotted
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Astronomers observe most distant galaxy ever spotted

Apr 7th 2022, 12:51 PM 11,213 Views 7 Comments

The galaxy candidate is some 13.5 billion light-years away, and scientists are speculating what exactly it is.

# space - Sunday 3 April, 2022

Quiz: How much do you know about space?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about space?

Apr 3rd 2022, 10:00 PM 37,154 Views 44 Comments

It was reported earlier this week that the most distant star ever seen has been observed by astronomers.

# space - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Future of International Space Station in the balance, Russian official says
# Space
# Space

Future of International Space Station in the balance, Russian official says

Apr 2nd 2022, 1:56 PM 24,450 Views 14 Comments

Space is one of the last remaining areas of co-operation between Moscow and western nations.

# space - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Star 13 billion light years from Earth is most distant ever discovered
# To Infinity And Beyond
# To Infinity And Beyond

Star 13 billion light years from Earth is most distant ever discovered

Mar 30th 2022, 4:45 PM 14,887 Views 23 Comments

Scientists said they were surprised by the distance of the star, which they have named Earendel.

# space - Sunday 13 March, 2022

Dr Niamh Shaw: Why space travel is much more than a billionaire’s pastime
# Space
# Space

Dr Niamh Shaw: Why space travel is much more than a billionaire’s pastime

Mar 13th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,403 Views 7 Comments

The space exploration advocate makes the case for continuing to look up and learn from the cosmos.

# space - Friday 11 February, 2022

Planetary bodies seen for first time in habitable zone of dead star
# Goldilocks Zone
# Goldilocks Zone

Planetary bodies seen for first time in habitable zone of dead star

Feb 11th 2022, 7:26 AM 21,307 Views 18 Comments

Researchers suggested their findings might provide a glimpse of what will become of our solar system.

# space - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

SpaceX satellites falling out of orbit after solar storm, but experts say no danger posed
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX satellites falling out of orbit after solar storm, but experts say no danger posed

Feb 9th 2022, 4:36 PM 11,945 Views 9 Comments

SpaceX says the storm made the atmosphere denser, which increased the drag on the satellites.

# space - Monday 24 January, 2022

World's most powerful space telescope reaches final destination a million miles from Earth
# To Infinity And Beyond
# To Infinity And Beyond

World's most powerful space telescope reaches final destination a million miles from Earth

Jan 24th 2022, 10:33 PM 36,224 Views 32 Comments

The telescope will let astronomers peer further back in time than ever before.

# space - Saturday 25 December, 2021

A morning eclipse to a rare moon-and-Mars meeting - here's what to look up for in 2022
# Starry Skies
# Starry Skies

A morning eclipse to a rare moon-and-Mars meeting - here's what to look up for in 2022

Dec 25th 2021, 11:00 PM 31,066 Views 3 Comments

The star-studded highlights to watch out for over the next twelve months.

# space - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Space telescope project started in 1989 set to launch Christmas eve
# Space Jam
# Space Jam

Space telescope project started in 1989 set to launch Christmas eve

Dec 18th 2021, 7:46 PM 15,719 Views 11 Comments

Multiple problems forced delays and a tripling of the telescope’s original budget with a final price tag of nearly $10 billion.

# space - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

ISS astronauts return to Earth in SpaceX craft after six-month mission
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

ISS astronauts return to Earth in SpaceX craft after six-month mission

Nov 9th 2021, 8:19 AM 12,762 Views 8 Comments

Their four replacements could be launched as early as tomorrow night.

# space - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids
# Lucy In The Sky
# Lucy In The Sky

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids

Oct 16th 2021, 5:42 PM 10,830 Views 7 Comments

Lucy is named after the 3.2 million-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly half a century ago.

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission
# Shenzhou-13
# Shenzhou-13

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission

Oct 16th 2021, 11:29 AM 10,512 Views 12 Comments

The space agency declared the launch a success and said the crew “were in good shape”.

# space - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Poll: Would you pay to go to space as a tourist?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you pay to go to space as a tourist?

Oct 14th 2021, 8:20 AM 25,312 Views 41 Comments

Star Trek actor William Shatner blasted off to space on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket yesterday.

# space - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Star Trek actor William Shatner makes history as oldest man in space
# PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
# PRIVATE ENTERPRISE

Star Trek actor William Shatner makes history as oldest man in space

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 4:10 PM 50,148 Views 61 Comments

Shatner said it was ‘the most profound experience I can imagine’

# space - 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 40,516 Views 19 Comments

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

# space - Monday 4 October, 2021

Film crew to blast off from Russian launch site to make first movie in space
# Space
# Space

Film crew to blast off from Russian launch site to make first movie in space

Oct 4th 2021, 9:41 PM 10,203 Views 9 Comments

The nation’s space chief hailed the project as a chance to raise the prestige of Russia’s space programme.

Star Trek actor William Shatner to rocket into space later this month
# Star Trekkin
# Star Trekkin

Star Trek actor William Shatner to rocket into space later this month

Oct 4th 2021, 4:42 PM 21,629 Views 29 Comments

Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced that Shatner will blast off on 12 October.

# space - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Space tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown
# Space
# Space

Space tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

Sep 19th 2021, 8:04 AM 26,232 Views 25 Comments

The SpaceX capsule carrying four space tourists landed in the Atlantic after three days in orbit.

# space - Thursday 16 September, 2021

SpaceX launches first completely civilian-crewed rocket into orbit as Chinese astronauts return
# Space
# Space

SpaceX launches first completely civilian-crewed rocket into orbit as Chinese astronauts return

Sep 16th 2021, 7:18 AM 10,114 Views 11 Comments

The Dragon capsule’s two men and two women will spend three days circling the world.

# space - Monday 13 September, 2021

Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?
# EUSPA
# EUSPA

Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?

Sep 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 5,337 Views 3 Comments

EUSPA was officially launched this year as part of the EU’s €14.8 billion space programme.

# space - Friday 10 September, 2021

The Explainer: How does Ireland fit into the space race?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How does Ireland fit into the space race?

Sep 10th 2021, 6:00 PM 3,165 Views 0 Comments

And what will our first satellite in space do?

# space - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

We're signing off from The Good Information Project's 'space module'
# Live Long And Prosper
# Live Long And Prosper

We're signing off from The Good Information Project's 'space module'

Sep 7th 2021, 6:30 PM 5,945 Views 1 Comment

Thanks for travelling with us – we’ll see you in the next phase.

# space - Monday 6 September, 2021

European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m

Sep 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,078 Views 15 Comments

Polling carried out by Ireland Thinks found that just 11% of the public think the contribution should be increased.

# space - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about the modern space race?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about the modern space race?

Sep 4th 2021, 10:00 PM 22,944 Views 11 Comments

The Good Information Project spent this month looking at space – so what did you learn?

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
# Newgrange
# Newgrange

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments

Sep 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 24,464 Views 15 Comments

Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.

# space - Sunday 29 August, 2021

An A-Z of everything you need to know about the space race, from astronauts to zero gravity
# Glossary
# Glossary

An A-Z of everything you need to know about the space race, from astronauts to zero gravity

Aug 29th 2021, 8:00 AM 6,017 Views 1 Comment

As part of The Good Information Project we’ve demystified some of the commonly-used terms about the 21st century space race.

# space - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?
# Join The Conversation
# Join The Conversation

Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?

Aug 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 12,170 Views 81 Comments

We want to hear your hopes, dreams, and fears for the future of space exploration.

# space - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'
# Tgip Space
# Tgip Space

The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'

Aug 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 7,428 Views 6 Comments

The next cycle of TGIP will look at Ireland and the EU’s role in the current space race.

# space - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight
# Working Conditions
# Working Conditions

Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight

Jul 21st 2021, 9:46 AM 29,596 Views 65 Comments

The company is facing increasing pressure to improve working conditions.

Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 20,410 Views 68 Comments

Professor Tim Jackson says he’s not a technophobe, but that maybe humanity should pay more attention to the planet right now than heading into space.

# space - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space

Jul 20th 2021, 1:41 PM 21,212 Views 60 Comments

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson made the voyage on 11 July, narrowly beating Bezos.

# space - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station
# Space
# Space

'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:44 AM 7,922 Views 14 Comments

The three-man crew arrived at China’s Tianhe space station last week.

# space - Friday 11 June, 2021

Death of star will start ‘game of pinball’ for planets in system, say scientists
# Planet Pinball
# Planet Pinball

Death of star will start ‘game of pinball’ for planets in system, say scientists

Jun 11th 2021, 11:00 AM 27,965 Views 29 Comments

Astronomers have predicted the transformation of a star into a white dwarf will send its planets bouncing off each other’s gravity.

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