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# space - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

This is what the most Earth-like planet ever discovered looks like
# Keplar 438b
# Keplar 438b

This is what the most Earth-like planet ever discovered looks like

Jan 6th 2015, 6:57 PM 18,908 Views 62 Comments

It’s chance of being habitable? “Promising.”

This revolutionary rocket will have to wait to try a risky new way of landing
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

This revolutionary rocket will have to wait to try a risky new way of landing

Jan 6th 2015, 1:43 PM 6,187 Views 12 Comments

Instead of being discarded in the ocean, the booster stages could return to Earth.

# space - Friday 26 December, 2014

Exploding rockets and chasing comets - The year in space exploration
# Big Philae Style
# Big Philae Style

Exploding rockets and chasing comets - The year in space exploration

Dec 26th 2014, 4:00 PM 6,343 Views 1 Comment

What a year it’s been…

# space - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Something very shiny in the sky tonight at 5.22pm and 6.58pm
# International Santa Station
# International Santa Station

Something very shiny in the sky tonight at 5.22pm and 6.58pm

Dec 24th 2014, 5:09 PM 31,645 Views 30 Comments

It could be the International Space Station or it could be…

# space - Friday 5 December, 2014

Orion: A successful Planet Earth landing for NASA's latest test-flight
# Splash-land
# Splash-land

Orion: A successful Planet Earth landing for NASA's latest test-flight

Dec 5th 2014, 9:05 PM 7,856 Views 28 Comments

The craft flew further and faster than any capsule built for humans since the Apollo moon program — 42 years ago.

# space - Saturday 29 November, 2014

These women were meant to be the first astronauts - but were left on Earth
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

These women were meant to be the first astronauts - but were left on Earth

Nov 29th 2014, 3:58 PM 13,057 Views 16 Comments

Many of the women finalists scored higher in training than their male counterparts.

# space - Thursday 27 November, 2014

This is what Thanksgiving dinner in space looks like
# Thanksgiving In Space
From The Daily Edge
# Thanksgiving In Space

This is what Thanksgiving dinner in space looks like

Nov 27th 2014, 6:00 PM 13,928 Views 11 Comments

Irradiated smoked turkey, anyone?

# space - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Here's what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City
# C-langers
# C-langers

Here's what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City

Nov 13th 2014, 11:08 AM 17,250 Views 42 Comments

It’s safe to say Elysian wouldn’t look so tall anymore.

This scientist helped land a spacecraft on a comet, but everyone is angry with him over his shirt
# Rosetta
From The Daily Edge
# Rosetta

This scientist helped land a spacecraft on a comet, but everyone is angry with him over his shirt

Nov 13th 2014, 8:40 AM 5,275 Views 22 Comments

Well, it’s out there…

Virgin Galactic pilot describes unbuckling from his seat as it plummeted to Earth
# The Right Stuff
# The Right Stuff

Virgin Galactic pilot describes unbuckling from his seat as it plummeted to Earth

Nov 13th 2014, 8:03 AM 10,976 Views 6 Comments

Pilot Siebold has now been discharged from hospital.

# space - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Why we're trying to land a probe the size of fridge on a speeding comet
# Happening Now
# Happening Now

Why we're trying to land a probe the size of fridge on a speeding comet

Nov 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 8,119 Views 26 Comments

‘We’ as in ‘the human race’.

# space - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google
# Secret Plans
# Secret Plans

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google

Nov 11th 2014, 10:27 AM 9,471 Views 11 Comments

The giant web company is spending nearly €1 billion on a San Francisco air base.

# space - Monday 10 November, 2014

Ever wanted to see a comet up close? You're in luck
# Dark Side Of The Comet
# Dark Side Of The Comet

Ever wanted to see a comet up close? You're in luck

Nov 10th 2014, 7:27 PM 12,584 Views 15 Comments

The photos were shot from a distance of 30km or less.

# space - Saturday 8 November, 2014

These stunning Hubble images show us the secrets of the universe
# Deep Space
# Deep Space

These stunning Hubble images show us the secrets of the universe

Nov 8th 2014, 4:00 PM 14,453 Views 28 Comments

And a lot of pretty colours as well.

# space - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

These nighttime photos from the International Space Station look like something out of a horror movie
# An Alien Life
# An Alien Life

These nighttime photos from the International Space Station look like something out of a horror movie

Nov 5th 2014, 7:15 AM 15,429 Views 17 Comments

Working on space can, no doubt, be a breathtaking experience on occasion. But it looks like it can get a little creepy out there sometimes too…

# space - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Meet the tech giants hoping to launch you into space...
# The Final Frontier
# The Final Frontier

Meet the tech giants hoping to launch you into space...

Nov 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 3,690 Views 2 Comments

Richard Branson has said he will not “push on blindly” in the wake of Friday’s fatal crash. The Virgin founder isn’t the only businessman in the commercial space flight race…

# space - Monday 3 November, 2014

Virgin Galactic spaceship broke apart after a descent device "prematurely deployed"
# Space Tourism
# Space Tourism

Virgin Galactic spaceship broke apart after a descent device "prematurely deployed"

Nov 3rd 2014, 9:39 AM 6,623 Views 4 Comments

The initial suspicions come as allegations of poor safety practices are being made.

# space - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Longread
# Longread

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 2nd 2014, 7:00 PM 15,379 Views 5 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Here's what Dublin looks like from the International Space Station
# Fair-ly Far Away City
# Fair-ly Far Away City

Here's what Dublin looks like from the International Space Station

Nov 2nd 2014, 4:00 PM 24,783 Views 40 Comments

‘Mon the Dubs!

# space - Thursday 30 October, 2014

They still don't know why the US space rocket exploded - but they're blaming the Russians
# Blame Game
# Blame Game

They still don't know why the US space rocket exploded - but they're blaming the Russians

Oct 30th 2014, 9:01 AM 12,542 Views 39 Comments

Fingers are being pointed at the 1960s era Russian rocket used by Orbital Sciences.

# space - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds
# Pungent
# Pungent

Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds

Oct 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,225 Views 5 Comments

Almonds? Ugh.

# space - Monday 20 October, 2014

A huge comet that's as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars
# Powdering Through
# Powdering Through

A huge comet that's as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars

Oct 20th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,226 Views 7 Comments

The comet, known as Siding Spring, whizzed past Mars yesterday. Three NASA spacecraft had to take shelter behind the Red Planet as the close encounter took place.

# space - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days
# Exploration
# Exploration

Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days

Oct 15th 2014, 3:31 PM 28,125 Views 55 Comments

It’s hardly worth the air miles.

The Rosetta spacecraft took an incredible 'selfie' with a comet
# Selfie
From The Daily Edge
# Selfie

The Rosetta spacecraft took an incredible 'selfie' with a comet

Oct 15th 2014, 3:10 PM 2,815 Views 0 Comments

The selfie to end all selfies.

# space - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

This is what a lightning storm looks like from space
# ISS
# ISS

This is what a lightning storm looks like from space

Oct 14th 2014, 6:18 PM 7,645 Views 6 Comments

It was filmed from the International Space Station from Commander Reid Wiseman.

# space - Sunday 12 October, 2014

This is what a massive typhoon looks like from space
# Cloud At Last
# Cloud At Last

This is what a massive typhoon looks like from space

Oct 12th 2014, 9:26 AM 11,967 Views 11 Comments

Southern Japanese islands are being battered by the Typhoon Vongfong.

# space - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Watch: NASA's first space walk in a year is happening above your head right now
# Back In The Saddle
# Back In The Saddle

Watch: NASA's first space walk in a year is happening above your head right now

Oct 7th 2014, 3:16 PM 5,718 Views 5 Comments

US based space walks were curtailed last year after an Italian astronaut nearly drowned.

# space - Friday 26 September, 2014

This space Vine of sunrise over Earth is six seconds of pure awe
# Majestic
From The Daily Edge
# Majestic

This space Vine of sunrise over Earth is six seconds of pure awe

Sep 26th 2014, 11:50 AM 3,471 Views 1 Comment

As posted by astronaut Reid Wiseman.

# space - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

To infinity and Limerick: LIT experiment lands on International Space Station
# Intergalactic
# Intergalactic

To infinity and Limerick: LIT experiment lands on International Space Station

Sep 24th 2014, 7:52 PM 6,107 Views 15 Comments

The experiment could deliver a breakthrough in successfully growing crops in harsh conditions on earth.

The US and Russia tried it but India is the first country to enter Mars on its first attempt
# Success
# Success

The US and Russia tried it but India is the first country to enter Mars on its first attempt

Sep 24th 2014, 7:32 AM 9,801 Views 64 Comments

Indian Prime Minister Nahendra Modi said “this is better than the cricket team.”

# space - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Nearly half of all active iPhones and iPads are running iOS 8
# Quick Uptake
# Quick Uptake

Nearly half of all active iPhones and iPads are running iOS 8

Sep 23rd 2014, 1:04 PM 11,021 Views 47 Comments

46% of active iOS devices have downloaded the new update which ties in with the release of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus later this week.

# space - Monday 22 September, 2014

After hitting the brakes from 10,000 mph, Nasa's newest Mars orbiter is circling the red planet
# Nearest Neighbour
# Nearest Neighbour

After hitting the brakes from 10,000 mph, Nasa's newest Mars orbiter is circling the red planet

Sep 22nd 2014, 2:26 PM 5,689 Views 13 Comments

Maven is joining a growing number of probes observing Mars from above.

# space - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online
# Out Of This World
# Out Of This World

Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online

Sep 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 40,525 Views 16 Comments

One small click of a mouse. One giant leap…

# space - Friday 19 September, 2014

'It's not like Star Trek': This is a big weekend for NASA's plans to land a human on Mars
# Space Race
# Space Race

'It's not like Star Trek': This is a big weekend for NASA's plans to land a human on Mars

Sep 19th 2014, 7:15 AM 12,252 Views 19 Comments

The MAVEN spacecraft, a scout for human explorers, is approaching the red planet

# space - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Column: 'Music isn't just about what you hear. Where and how we hear it can have just as much impact'
# Tiger Dublin Fringe
# Tiger Dublin Fringe

Column: 'Music isn't just about what you hear. Where and how we hear it can have just as much impact'

Sep 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 21 Views 5 Comments

Composer Fergal Dowling talks about two new site-specific concerts programmed in the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.

# space - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Sex geckos freeze to death after being sent to space by Russia
# Love Rocket
# Love Rocket

Sex geckos freeze to death after being sent to space by Russia

Sep 2nd 2014, 10:49 AM 16,552 Views 29 Comments

Their fruit fly companions survived, however, and successfully did the dirty up in space.

Asteroid hunting probe to travel four years to potato-shaped space rock
# Voyager
# Voyager

Asteroid hunting probe to travel four years to potato-shaped space rock

Sep 2nd 2014, 9:30 AM 4,939 Views 7 Comments

Hayabusa-2 will be flung into space on a rocket for a mammoth four year voyage.

# space - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Opinion: Could comets have delivered the precursors of life?
# Rosetta Mission
# Rosetta Mission

Opinion: Could comets have delivered the precursors of life?

Aug 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 85 Views 30 Comments

The Rosetta spacecraft is searching for clues about the beginning of our solar system.

# space - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

A NASA telescope has captured this picture of a black hole*
# Black Hole Sun
# Black Hole Sun

A NASA telescope has captured this picture of a black hole*

Aug 12th 2014, 9:37 PM 32,681 Views 35 Comments

*Or at least what they think it might look like.

# space - Monday 11 August, 2014

In need of a wish? This week is your best chance of catching a shooting star
# Sky At Night
# Sky At Night

In need of a wish? This week is your best chance of catching a shooting star

Aug 11th 2014, 7:47 PM 14,924 Views 3 Comments

The annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak this week.