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# space - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow
# Dark Side Of The Moon
# Dark Side Of The Moon

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow

Apr 18th 2017, 3:36 PM 26,817 Views 52 Comments

Nasa has said there is no chance the asteroid will hit us, but it will be “a very close approach”.

# space - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Life is left up to you': NUIG researcher delves into her Mars simulation mission
# The Martian
# The Martian

'Life is left up to you': NUIG researcher delves into her Mars simulation mission

Mar 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 8,642 Views 5 Comments

The experiment has been compared to a desert version of the Hollywood movie The Martian.

# space - Friday 10 March, 2017

A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration
# To Boldly Go
# To Boldly Go

A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration

Mar 10th 2017, 6:09 AM 8,886 Views 0 Comments

Professor Peter Gallagher has been appointed as an adviser to the Director of Science at the European Space Agency.

# space - Monday 27 February, 2017

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year

Feb 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 11,370 Views 24 Comments

In a statement this evening, the company said that the two people had paid a “significant deposit” to travel beyond the moon.

# space - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Irish Rail couldn't afford a warehouse and it could derail Dart underground
# Metro Stop
# Metro Stop

Irish Rail couldn't afford a warehouse and it could derail Dart underground

Feb 2nd 2017, 8:21 PM 23,677 Views 41 Comments

There are plans to build an office on a site that was meant to be an underground train station.

# space - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space
# ISS
# ISS

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space

Jan 21st 2017, 10:00 AM 7,420 Views 8 Comments

They’ll talk next week.

# space - Monday 16 January, 2017

The last man to walk on the moon has died
# Apollo 17
# Apollo 17

The last man to walk on the moon has died

Jan 16th 2017, 10:51 PM 26,368 Views 180 Comments

Gene Cernan was 82.

# space - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship
# Pitch Perfect
# Pitch Perfect

Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship

Jan 15th 2017, 12:52 PM 13,451 Views 17 Comments

The landing comes four months after a costly launchpad explosion of a SpaceX rocket.

# space - Saturday 7 January, 2017

China wants to go back to the moon and it could happen as soon as next year
# New Kids On The Rock
# New Kids On The Rock

China wants to go back to the moon and it could happen as soon as next year

Jan 7th 2017, 7:30 PM 18,947 Views 61 Comments

The country has plans to get to Mars by 2020.

There are 2,076 black holes lurking in this photo of deep space
# A Galaxy Far Far Away
# A Galaxy Far Far Away

There are 2,076 black holes lurking in this photo of deep space

Jan 7th 2017, 2:00 PM 19,895 Views 60 Comments

The central region of this image contains the highest concentration of supermassive black holes ever seen.

# space - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Plans for human community on Mars pushed back by five years
# Mars One
# Mars One

Plans for human community on Mars pushed back by five years

Dec 8th 2016, 10:58 PM 14,211 Views 42 Comments

Mars One said its first manned mission to the red planet would now not happen until 2031, having previously targeted 2026.

# space - Monday 14 November, 2016

As the moon rises over Ireland at 5pm, it will be the biggest it's been in 68 years
# Supermoon
# Supermoon

As the moon rises over Ireland at 5pm, it will be the biggest it's been in 68 years

Nov 14th 2016, 4:40 PM 21,880 Views 51 Comments

Make sure to catch a glimpse, weather pemitting of course.

# space - Sunday 30 October, 2016

First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump
# Astronaut
# Astronaut

First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump

Oct 30th 2016, 7:00 AM 25,965 Views 25 Comments

Colonel Eileen Collins was speaking at a Medical Council event in Dublin.

# space - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Analysis: Leinster's ability to exploit space trumps sloppy Munster
# Heads Up
From The42
# Heads Up

Analysis: Leinster's ability to exploit space trumps sloppy Munster

Oct 11th 2016, 1:03 PM 11,004 Views 6 Comments

Johnny Sexton led a more polished Leinster display in the Guinness Pro12 clash last weekend.

# space - Monday 29 August, 2016

Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science
# Fresh Air
# Fresh Air

Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science

Aug 29th 2016, 9:39 AM 20,118 Views 18 Comments

It’s about seeing how astronauts would survive during long-term space travel.

# space - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Scientists have found a new planet that bears an uncanny resemblance to Earth
# Goldilocks Zone
# Goldilocks Zone

Scientists have found a new planet that bears an uncanny resemblance to Earth

Aug 24th 2016, 7:48 PM 41,996 Views 127 Comments

Named Proxima b, the planet is in a temperate zone compatible with the presence of liquid water – a key ingredient for life.

# space - Monday 22 August, 2016

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over
# Lonely In Hawaii
# Lonely In Hawaii

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over

Aug 22nd 2016, 12:57 PM 19,944 Views 50 Comments

The volunteers have been living on freeze-dried food and trying to avoid personal conflicts.

# space - Thursday 7 July, 2016

An Irish doctor has been picked by NASA to live under the sea
# Just Friendly Crustaceans
# Just Friendly Crustaceans

An Irish doctor has been picked by NASA to live under the sea

Jul 7th 2016, 10:54 AM 21,443 Views 26 Comments

Dr Marc Ó Gríofa is going on a NASA mission to the bottom of the sea.

# space - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

After five years, a NASA spacecraft has reached Jupiter
# Juno And The Payload
# Juno And The Payload

After five years, a NASA spacecraft has reached Jupiter

Jul 5th 2016, 7:05 AM 14,811 Views 48 Comments

“Juno, welcome to Jupiter.”

# space - Saturday 18 June, 2016

British astronaut lands safely on Earth after historic six-month Space trip
# Spaceman
# Spaceman

British astronaut lands safely on Earth after historic six-month Space trip

Jun 18th 2016, 10:44 AM 8,830 Views 20 Comments

Tim Peake was the first astronaut to fly to space under the UK banner in 25 years.

# space - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Scientists have discovered three "potentially habitable" planets
# Trappist 1
# Trappist 1

Scientists have discovered three "potentially habitable" planets

May 3rd 2016, 6:05 AM 17,702 Views 51 Comments

The ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 is 39 light years from earth, and orbited by three planets.

# space - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Is your phone's space filling up too quickly? This is how you take back control
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Is your phone's space filling up too quickly? This is how you take back control

May 1st 2016, 11:00 AM 49,363 Views 9 Comments

A little effort can go a long way.

# space - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Take a break and watch this mesmerising solar flare footage in ultra HD
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Take a break and watch this mesmerising solar flare footage in ultra HD

Apr 27th 2016, 11:00 AM 16,577 Views 12 Comments

The video was captured by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly.

# space - Monday 18 April, 2016

Take a break and watch the spectacular northern lights from space
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Take a break and watch the spectacular northern lights from space

Apr 18th 2016, 11:00 AM 14,009 Views 4 Comments

Beautiful.

# space - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Nasa has found eight "potentially hazardous asteroids" - but we don't need to worry
# Impact Risk
# Impact Risk

Nasa has found eight "potentially hazardous asteroids" - but we don't need to worry

Apr 16th 2016, 8:30 AM 12,423 Views 18 Comments

An asteroid-hunting Nasa craft has come up with some interesting data.

# space - Sunday 3 April, 2016

A dad in Dublin discovered his four-year-old son had series linked The Angelus
# Helpful
From The Daily Edge
# Helpful

A dad in Dublin discovered his four-year-old son had series linked The Angelus

Apr 3rd 2016, 11:13 AM 8,879 Views 5 Comments

Imagine.

# space - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

VIDEO: The world's first virtual reality rollercoaster has arrived
# Galactica
# Galactica

VIDEO: The world's first virtual reality rollercoaster has arrived

Mar 29th 2016, 4:24 PM 11,198 Views 11 Comments

Galactica takes users on a journey through space.

# space - Monday 14 March, 2016

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars

Mar 14th 2016, 11:39 AM 9,630 Views 24 Comments

The key goal is to analyse methane, a gas which is created in large by living microbes.

# space - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Take a break and watch the only total solar eclipse of 2016
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Take a break and watch the only total solar eclipse of 2016

Mar 10th 2016, 11:00 AM 15,293 Views 25 Comments

An Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Honolulu was timed to allow passengers watch the rare eclipse from 37,000 feet in the air.

# space - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Very strange things happen to your body if you spend a year in space
# Ground Control To Major Tom
# Ground Control To Major Tom

Very strange things happen to your body if you spend a year in space

Mar 6th 2016, 12:00 PM 28,338 Views 28 Comments

You’ll get taller, but your vision might suffer.

# space - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Take a break and watch two astronauts return to Earth after a year in space
# Welcome Back
# Welcome Back

Take a break and watch two astronauts return to Earth after a year in space

Mar 2nd 2016, 11:00 AM 14,056 Views 20 Comments

Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko boarded the International Space Station on 27 March last year.

# space - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Nasa releases 'outer-space music' recorded on moon mission in 1969
# Dark Side Of The Moon
# Dark Side Of The Moon

Nasa releases 'outer-space music' recorded on moon mission in 1969

Feb 23rd 2016, 8:12 AM 12,896 Views 16 Comments

The sounds were recorded as Apollo 10 flew around the far side of the moon.

# space - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

China's space telescope will displace humans in the search for aliens
# Priorities
# Priorities

China's space telescope will displace humans in the search for aliens

Feb 16th 2016, 10:36 AM 14,037 Views 30 Comments

It will be the world’s biggest radio telescope.

# space - Saturday 13 February, 2016

An asteroid is going to swoop uncomfortably close to Earth
# TX68
# TX68

An asteroid is going to swoop uncomfortably close to Earth

Feb 13th 2016, 10:30 AM 29,364 Views 72 Comments

Before you panic: no, it’s not going to hit us — though it’s going to come tantalisingly close.

# space - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Watch: Violent storms, bright lights and dark seas - The view from 250 miles high
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Watch: Violent storms, bright lights and dark seas - The view from 250 miles high

Feb 10th 2016, 10:59 AM 18,017 Views 10 Comments

Astronaut Tim Peake tweeted the timelapse from ISS.

# space - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Check out these incredible photos of the solar system
# Out Of This World
# Out Of This World

Check out these incredible photos of the solar system

Feb 7th 2016, 11:15 AM 18,441 Views 52 Comments

Simply breathtaking.

# space - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

It looks like there could be a ninth planet in our solar system
# Planet Nine
# Planet Nine

It looks like there could be a ninth planet in our solar system

Jan 20th 2016, 9:27 PM 26,933 Views 113 Comments

And it takes as long as 20,000 years to orbit the sun.

# space - Monday 18 January, 2016

David Bowie now has his own star constellation
# Starman
# Starman

David Bowie now has his own star constellation

Jan 18th 2016, 8:50 AM 12,262 Views 25 Comments

A fitting tribute.

# space - Friday 15 January, 2016

Today's first ever spacewalk by a British astronaut was cut short
# Space
# Space

Today's first ever spacewalk by a British astronaut was cut short

Jan 15th 2016, 7:52 PM 22,423 Views 53 Comments

“I guess nothing can fully prepare for the feeling of being outside of a spacecraft in the vacuum of space.”

# space - Saturday 26 December, 2015

'Hello, is this planet Earth?': Astronaut apologises after calling wrong number from space
# Is There Anybody Out There?
# Is There Anybody Out There?

'Hello, is this planet Earth?': Astronaut apologises after calling wrong number from space

Dec 26th 2015, 2:12 PM 19,680 Views 14 Comments

Tim Peake, the first Briton to visit the ISS, phoned the wrong number from space yesterday.