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# space - Friday 18 October, 2019

Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk
# Space
# Space

Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk

Oct 18th 2019, 4:13 PM 7,281 Views 29 Comments

There have been 227 spacewalkers since the first spacewalk in 1965 and all of them have included a male.

# space - Friday 30 August, 2019

Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space'
# Rocket Man
# Rocket Man

Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space'

Aug 30th 2019, 8:25 AM 10,003 Views 26 Comments

US military chiefs claim the move is necessary to defend the country’s ‘way of life’.

# space - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

A humanoid robot has joined the crew of the International Space Station
# Welcome Aboard
# Welcome Aboard

A humanoid robot has joined the crew of the International Space Station

Aug 27th 2019, 8:04 AM 9,910 Views 25 Comments

Fedor copies human movements and can help astronauts carry out tasks remotely.

# space - Saturday 24 August, 2019

NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space
# International Space Station
# International Space Station

NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Aug 24th 2019, 5:01 PM 52,742 Views 39 Comments

NASA astronaut Anne McClain has admitted to accessing her ex-partner’s bank account from the International Space Station.

# space - Monday 12 August, 2019

Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety
# Mix It Up
From The42
# Mix It Up

Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety

Aug 12th 2019, 7:30 PM 26,814 Views 11 Comments

The Irish scrum-halves didn’t kick a single time during the win over Italy.

# space - Sunday 21 July, 2019

The Irish For: An astronaut is a star-sailor, a comet is a paintbrush star
# The Irish For
# The Irish For

The Irish For: An astronaut is a star-sailor, a comet is a paintbrush star

Jul 21st 2019, 8:30 AM 31,139 Views 13 Comments

The calling to travel beyond the Earth owes itself to mythology as well as science, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# space - Friday 7 June, 2019

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020
# Star Tours
# Star Tours

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

Jun 7th 2019, 7:11 PM 10,748 Views 32 Comments

Private astronauts may soon be able to visit the ISS for $35,000 a night.

# space - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'
# Marsquake
# Marsquake

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'

Apr 24th 2019, 7:15 AM 12,787 Views 10 Comments

Nasa has said the new seismic event was too small to provide solid data on the Martian interior.

# space - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Meet Katie Bouman, the MIT computer scientist who made the black hole image possible
# Supermassive Big Star
# Supermassive Big Star

Meet Katie Bouman, the MIT computer scientist who made the black hole image possible

Apr 11th 2019, 12:39 PM 28,153 Views 80 Comments

Bouman has herself became an internet celebrity after yesterday’s picture.

# space - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

This is the first ever image of a black hole, located in a galaxy 53 million light years away
# No Escape
# No Escape

This is the first ever image of a black hole, located in a galaxy 53 million light years away

Updated Apr 10th 2019, 2:11 PM 57,585 Views 94 Comments

“It’s like trying to photograph a golf ball on the Moon.”

# space - Friday 22 February, 2019

Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life
# Ideal Touchdown
# Ideal Touchdown

Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:27 AM 14,725 Views 18 Comments

Meanwhile, Israel began a mission to make its first Moon landing.

# space - Thursday 14 February, 2019

After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead
# Mission Complete
# Mission Complete

After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead

Feb 14th 2019, 7:42 AM 18,907 Views 49 Comments

The rover has been out of contact since a dust storm on the Red Planet.

# space - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

That plan to make a colony on Mars and film it for reality TV has gone bust
# Mars One
# Mars One

That plan to make a colony on Mars and film it for reality TV has gone bust

Feb 12th 2019, 12:05 PM 20,732 Views 35 Comments

The company is in the red, as it were.

# space - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Discovery of 'repeating' radio waves from deep space baffles astronomers
# Fast Radio Bursts
# Fast Radio Bursts

Discovery of 'repeating' radio waves from deep space baffles astronomers

Jan 9th 2019, 9:44 PM 56,605 Views 54 Comments

The waves were discovered by Canadian scientists, who cannot explain their origin.

# space - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side
# Change 4
# Change 4

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:49 AM 13,382 Views 30 Comments

China plans to send its Chang’e 5 probe to the moon next year.

A meteor shower peaking tonight rings in the start of a busy year for stargazing
# The Great Beyond
# The Great Beyond

A meteor shower peaking tonight rings in the start of a busy year for stargazing

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:45 AM 12,539 Views 3 Comments

A supermoon later this month is the first of three in a row.

# space - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Celebrations as NASA spacecraft successfully passes by oldest cosmic body ever studied
# New Horizons
# New Horizons

Celebrations as NASA spacecraft successfully passes by oldest cosmic body ever studied

Jan 1st 2019, 10:48 AM 20,846 Views 34 Comments

The cosmic object – known as Ultima Thule – is about the size of the US capital, Washington, and orbits in the Kuiper Belt about a billion miles beyond Pluto.

# space - Friday 28 December, 2018

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft closing in on most distant world ever studied
# New Horizons
# New Horizons

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft closing in on most distant world ever studied

Dec 28th 2018, 7:08 PM 21,224 Views 15 Comments

The spacecraft’s closest approach to the cosmic object, known as Ultima Thule, comes 1 January at 5.33am.

# space - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate
# Research
# Research

Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate

Dec 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 49,960 Views 43 Comments

The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.

# space - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time
# VSS Unity
# VSS Unity

Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

Dec 13th 2018, 10:55 PM 23,035 Views 35 Comments

“This is a momentous day and I could not be more proud of our teams,” Richard Branson said.

# space - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Nasa's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space 41 years after launch
# Interstellar
# Interstellar

Nasa's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space 41 years after launch

Dec 11th 2018, 10:08 AM 50,808 Views 70 Comments

Voyager 2 is now more than 18 billion kilometres from Earth.

# space - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer
# Mars
# Mars

Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer

Nov 27th 2018, 9:31 AM 66,273 Views 78 Comments

A lovely sight this grim morning.

# space - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about the moon?
# Out Of This World
# Out Of This World

Quiz: How much do you know about the moon?

Oct 21st 2018, 9:00 PM 46,647 Views 61 Comments

This quiz is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind*.

# space - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Mission to discover the mysteries of Mercury blasts off
# Space Exploration
# Space Exploration

Mission to discover the mysteries of Mercury blasts off

Oct 20th 2018, 2:32 PM 7,493 Views 40 Comments

The BepiColombo blasted off from French Guiana earlier today.

# space - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'Thank God they're alive': Crew of Soyuz rocket safe after emergency landing
# International Space Station
# International Space Station

'Thank God they're alive': Crew of Soyuz rocket safe after emergency landing

Oct 11th 2018, 11:04 AM 15,780 Views 57 Comments

The rocket landed in Kazakhstan.

# space - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Irish-produced documentary about Voyager space programme wins Emmy award
# The Farthest
# The Farthest

Irish-produced documentary about Voyager space programme wins Emmy award

Oct 2nd 2018, 10:47 AM 11,330 Views 23 Comments

The American awards recognise excellence in the television industry.

# space - Friday 24 August, 2018

A Nasa spacecraft that will land on an asteroid and take a sample has just glimpsed its target
# In Sight
# In Sight

A Nasa spacecraft that will land on an asteroid and take a sample has just glimpsed its target

Aug 24th 2018, 10:30 PM 14,338 Views 29 Comments

The asteroid named Bennu is about the size of a mountain.

# space - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule

Aug 14th 2018, 7:49 AM 9,391 Views 9 Comments

On 3 August the agency named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019.

# space - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Space Force to be a branch of US military and will prepare for 'next battlefield'
# Guns In Space
# Guns In Space

Space Force to be a branch of US military and will prepare for 'next battlefield'

Aug 9th 2018, 6:12 PM 18,866 Views 105 Comments

Nasa, by comparison, is an independent and civilian branch of government.

# space - Friday 27 July, 2018

Tonight's blood moon is the longest of the 21st century - here's when you can see it best
# The Bloodening
# The Bloodening

Tonight's blood moon is the longest of the 21st century - here's when you can see it best

Jul 27th 2018, 9:29 AM 135,836 Views 24 Comments

The lunar eclipse coincides with a close passing of Mars in tonight’s sky.

# space - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter
# Discovery
# Discovery

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

Jul 17th 2018, 9:16 PM 14,412 Views 11 Comments

The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered the first four of Jupiter’s moons in 1610.

# space - Saturday 14 July, 2018

The first space tourist flights could happen over the next year
# Space Tourism
# Space Tourism

The first space tourist flights could happen over the next year

Jul 14th 2018, 6:30 PM 11,806 Views 16 Comments

Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are racing to be the first to finish their tests.

# space - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Japanese rocket crashes and explodes shortly after take off
# Interstellar Technologies
# Interstellar Technologies

Japanese rocket crashes and explodes shortly after take off

Jun 30th 2018, 1:46 PM 16,606 Views 11 Comments

No injuries were reported in the spectacular explosion.

# space - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Meet the 'secretive' Limerick man who's quietly putting eyes on spacecraft and cars
# Arralis
# Arralis

Meet the 'secretive' Limerick man who's quietly putting eyes on spacecraft and cars

May 13th 2018, 9:30 PM 28,406 Views 9 Comments

Arralis CEO Barry Lunn is working towards the motoring industry’s ‘iPhone moment’.

# space - Saturday 5 May, 2018

'It's like standing inside the yellow line when a train goes past' - Why cyclists want a bit of space
# Gimme Space
# Gimme Space

'It's like standing inside the yellow line when a train goes past' - Why cyclists want a bit of space

May 5th 2018, 8:30 AM 14,273 Views 198 Comments

Motorists are being asked to give cyclists space this weekend.

# space - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds

Apr 29th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,469 Views 11 Comments

“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”

# space - Monday 9 April, 2018

Irish scientists will help build the world's most powerful and expensive telescope
# Out Of This World
# Out Of This World

Irish scientists will help build the world's most powerful and expensive telescope

Apr 9th 2018, 2:28 PM 10,063 Views 53 Comments

The new telescope will be 10 times more powerful than the Hubble telescope and help us observe the first stars in the universe.

# space - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments
# Dragon
# Dragon

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments

Apr 4th 2018, 5:57 PM 12,378 Views 33 Comments

The supply capsule launched on Monday from Florida.

# space - Monday 2 April, 2018

Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific
# Tiangong-1
# Tiangong-1

Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:48 AM 18,271 Views 10 Comments

The remote location of its landing made it difficult for stargazers to witness the event.

# space - Friday 30 March, 2018

Astronomers find the 'impossible': A galaxy without dark matter
# Omg Moment
# Omg Moment

Astronomers find the 'impossible': A galaxy without dark matter

Mar 30th 2018, 11:59 AM 33,989 Views 87 Comments

The discovery could revise or even upend theories of how galaxies are formed.