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# 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 135,840 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 14,415 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 11,807 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 16,607 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 28,411 Views 8 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 14,274 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 7,470 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 10,069 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 12,379 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 18,276 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 34,006 Views 87 Comments

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

# space - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Debris from space station hurtling towards Earth not expected to hit populated areas
# Do Not Panic
# Do Not Panic

Debris from space station hurtling towards Earth not expected to hit populated areas

Mar 27th 2018, 8:45 PM 22,555 Views 33 Comments

One expert said the odds of being struck by space debris are 10 million times less likely than getting hit by lightening.

# space - Friday 23 February, 2018

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed

Feb 23rd 2018, 6:01 AM 61,605 Views 203 Comments

Supporters and detractors of the new law have spoken of their frustration over the new bill.

# space - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Japanese astronaut apologises after saying he'd grown 9cm while in space
# To Boldly Grow
# To Boldly Grow

Japanese astronaut apologises after saying he'd grown 9cm while in space

Jan 10th 2018, 2:45 PM 28,889 Views 26 Comments

His Russian captain suspected that 9cm was “too much elongation”. He was right.

# space - Sunday 7 January, 2018

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'
# Tabby's Star
# Tabby's Star

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Jan 7th 2018, 7:45 AM 25,934 Views 29 Comments

Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.

# space - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Pics: Here's how the first supermoon of the year looked around the world last night
# Star Gazing
# Star Gazing

Pics: Here's how the first supermoon of the year looked around the world last night

Jan 2nd 2018, 9:29 AM 14,760 Views 6 Comments

Did you see it?

# space - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Someone sent a kebab into space, and it's strangely majestic
# It's... Beautiful
From The Daily Edge
# It's... Beautiful

Someone sent a kebab into space, and it's strangely majestic

Dec 31st 2017, 2:15 PM 3,732 Views 2 Comments

One small step for kebab, one giant leap for kebab-kind.

# space - Friday 22 December, 2017

Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died
# RIP
# RIP

Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died

Dec 22nd 2017, 10:19 PM 19,347 Views 21 Comments

He was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker’s jetpack.

# space - Monday 11 December, 2017

Trump signs order to send astronauts to the moon, to Mars and 'perhaps many worlds beyond'
# To Boldly Go
# To Boldly Go

Trump signs order to send astronauts to the moon, to Mars and 'perhaps many worlds beyond'

Dec 11th 2017, 9:33 PM 19,313 Views 117 Comments

Budget issues have curtailed similar efforts by other Republican presidents.

# space - Monday 4 December, 2017

The supermoon had people staring wide-eyed at the heavens last night
# Stargazing
# Stargazing

The supermoon had people staring wide-eyed at the heavens last night

Dec 4th 2017, 8:48 AM 20,926 Views 20 Comments

Some cloud hampered things for Irish stargazers.

# space - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Ireland's first ever satellite could blast off as early as 2019 (and it might even have a little flag)
# Eirsat-1
# Eirsat-1

Ireland's first ever satellite could blast off as early as 2019 (and it might even have a little flag)

Nov 26th 2017, 10:01 PM 25,518 Views 51 Comments

Eirsat-1 will hitch a ride to the ISS before it’s released into space.

# space - Monday 25 September, 2017

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040
# Fly Me To The Moon
# Fly Me To The Moon

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040

Sep 25th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,695 Views 74 Comments

The European Space Agency says it needs political backing.

# space - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Quiz: How much do you know about space exploration?
# Houston We Have A...
# Houston We Have A...

Quiz: How much do you know about space exploration?

Sep 16th 2017, 9:00 PM 19,131 Views 59 Comments

Can you blast off?

# space - Friday 8 September, 2017

Keep watch - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies this weekend
# Rare Occurrence
# Rare Occurrence

Keep watch - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies this weekend

Sep 8th 2017, 10:58 AM 52,069 Views 60 Comments

That’s according to Astronomy Ireland.

# space - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

An Irish documentary tells the incredible story of the Voyager spacecraft
# The Farthest
# The Farthest

An Irish documentary tells the incredible story of the Voyager spacecraft

Sep 5th 2017, 11:20 AM 34,561 Views 32 Comments

We talked to the film’s director, Emer Reynolds.

# space - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Pictures: After 9 months in space, record-breaking astronaut returns to Earth
# Peggy Whitson
# Peggy Whitson

Pictures: After 9 months in space, record-breaking astronaut returns to Earth

Sep 3rd 2017, 9:57 AM 13,135 Views 7 Comments

Peggy and two of her colleagues landed in Kazakhstan this morning.

# space - Friday 1 September, 2017

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth
# Close One
# Close One

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth

Sep 1st 2017, 9:32 PM 27,042 Views 71 Comments

Scientists had planned to study the asteroid up close when it passes.

# space - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'The thing for Ireland is to be sure not to be left behind': Ireland should set up its own space agency, say scientists
# Out Of This World
# Out Of This World

'The thing for Ireland is to be sure not to be left behind': Ireland should set up its own space agency, say scientists

Aug 26th 2017, 5:00 PM 10,788 Views 61 Comments

A new report argues that investing in its space industry could have big economic returns for Ireland.

# space - Thursday 24 August, 2017

SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video
# The Next Generation
# The Next Generation

SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video

Aug 24th 2017, 7:31 AM 12,915 Views 29 Comments

The company hopes to start launching crewed flights from next year.

# space - Monday 21 August, 2017

WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse
# Lights Out
# Lights Out

WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse

Aug 21st 2017, 5:57 PM 29,102 Views 15 Comments

The solar eclipse will plunge parts of the US into darkness this afternoon.

# space - Sunday 6 August, 2017

This Irish space balloon mission captured stunning photos of the earth this week
# International Space University
# International Space University

This Irish space balloon mission captured stunning photos of the earth this week

Aug 6th 2017, 11:30 AM 19,947 Views 49 Comments

The International Space University is hosting its 30th Space Studies Program at CIT this summer.

# space - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there
# Birr-illiant
# Birr-illiant

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there

Jul 27th 2017, 6:05 AM 17,773 Views 17 Comments

Ireland is to be part of a huge Europe-wide telescope.

# space - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon
# Lunar Palace
# Lunar Palace

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon

Jul 16th 2017, 12:00 PM 8,396 Views 20 Comments

Lunar Palace simulates a long-term space mission to the moon.

# space - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has just been snapped from above and the images are stunning
# Gas Giant
# Gas Giant

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has just been snapped from above and the images are stunning

Jul 13th 2017, 8:36 AM 18,030 Views 38 Comments

The ‘spot’ is actually a storm that rages on the planet.

# space - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'
# Walking In Space
# Walking In Space

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'

Jun 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,479 Views 10 Comments

A former Nasa astronaut talks to us about his time in space, and the goal of humans reaching Mars.

# space - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

European Space Agency gives go-ahead for Ireland's first satellite
# We Have Liftoff
# We Have Liftoff

European Space Agency gives go-ahead for Ireland's first satellite

May 23rd 2017, 9:23 AM 17,216 Views 31 Comments

An Irish project was selected by the ESA’s Fly Your Satellite! (FYS) programme.

# space - Monday 8 May, 2017

An unmanned US military spacecraft spent 718 days orbiting Earth in secret mission
# Air Force
# Air Force

An unmanned US military spacecraft spent 718 days orbiting Earth in secret mission

May 8th 2017, 5:21 PM 22,686 Views 29 Comments

It landed in Florida yesterday morning.

# space - Monday 24 April, 2017

'That's fantastic': Record-breaking astronaut receives congratulatory call from Donald Trump
# Out Of World Record
# Out Of World Record

'That's fantastic': Record-breaking astronaut receives congratulatory call from Donald Trump

Apr 24th 2017, 9:24 PM 11,082 Views 26 Comments

The International Space Station’s commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in space.

# space - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Check out these incredible images of US National Parks - from eye level and space
# Mother Nature
# Mother Nature

Check out these incredible images of US National Parks - from eye level and space

Apr 22nd 2017, 5:00 PM 24,582 Views 7 Comments

Simply stunning.

# space - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

A massive asteroid is going to come 'very close' to Earth today
# 2014-JO25
# 2014-JO25

A massive asteroid is going to come 'very close' to Earth today

Apr 19th 2017, 11:36 AM 21,427 Views 28 Comments

Smaller asteroids whizz by Earth several times a week.