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Exploration

# exploration - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Column: Is space exploration worth the money?

Might the money spent on space exploration by governments and scientific institutes be better used for “real world” problems? Conor Farrell takes a look.

# exploration - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Helicopter to rescue passengers on science ship trapped in Antarctica

The 52 passengers will be taken by helicopter to a nearby ship, while the 22 crew members are expected to remain with the trapped vessel.

# exploration - Friday 22 November, 2013

Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study

The EPA notes that although there are currently no hydraulic fracturing (fracking) projects under way in Ireland, the gas exploration method “is an emerging issue”.

# exploration - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From Business ETC 10 more years! New Tara Mines lease means 650 jobs are retained New Lease

10 more years! New Tara Mines lease means 650 jobs are retained

The Navan zinc and lead mine, which is the largest Zinc mine in Europe, has been in operation since 1977.

# exploration - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

From Business ETC Government asks experts for advice on Ireland’s underexplored oil and gas Black Gold

Government asks experts for advice on Ireland’s underexplored oil and gas

Minister Pat Rabbitte says he wants to strike a balance between attracting investment and maximising returns from the State’s natural resources.

# exploration - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive

Junior miniser Fergus O’Dowd has said that the state should provide an environment that encourages companies to take the risks involved in exploration.

# exploration - Saturday 7 September, 2013

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…NASA launches its latest mission to the Moon

The robotic mission will collect information about the lunar atmosphere and surface to help scientists with their moondust problems.

# exploration - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

From Business ETC Aircraft-mounted cameras capture stunning views of polar regions ICEBRIDGE

Aircraft-mounted cameras capture stunning views of polar regions

NASA is in the fifth year of its mission to survey the Arctic and Antarctic. Its cockpit cameras have gathered some spectacular footage…

# exploration - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Column: We need education about porn, not censorship

While pornography can create dangerous misconceptions about sex, shutting down all such exploration only reinforces the notion that sex is something dirty and shameful, writes Genevieve Shanahan.

# exploration - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland’s true oil and gas wealth

Offshore explorers have welcomed the new push to figure out exactly what may lie under Ireland’s western waters,

# exploration - Monday 3 June, 2013

Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough

The natural resources minister also denies suggestions that Ireland is “giving away” its oil and gas reserves.

# exploration - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

From Business ETC Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland’s oil prospects to Norway’s Apples And Oranges

Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland’s oil prospects to Norway’s

The Minister for Communication and Natural Resources has said a Norwegian-style 80 per cent tax on oil finds would not work, saying: “We’re comparing apples with oranges.”

# exploration - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

NASA has watched the sun for three years…here’s what it has seen

Scientists are using the data in their efforts to predict space weather.

# exploration - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

From Business ETC ‘Several hundred million barrels’ of oil may lie in new Petrel site off Kerry Yee-haw!

‘Several hundred million barrels’ of oil may lie in new Petrel site off Kerry

Petrel Resources says it is holding talks with prospective partners after a second site in the Porcupine Basin suggests oil.

# exploration - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Life on Mars: it was possible

Nasa Curiosity Rover, which is living on the Red Planet, has taken samples of rock for analysis by scientists back home.

# exploration - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

From Business ETC Providence surrenders licence for site off coast of Dublin Drilling

Providence surrenders licence for site off coast of Dublin

The company said the government in 1999 failed to transpose EU legislation into law which left it open to legal challenges.

# exploration - Friday 18 January, 2013

From Business ETC More positive results from tests at Monaghan gold mine site Gold Mine

More positive results from tests at Monaghan gold mine site

Results mean that processing of the gold should go more smoothly.

# exploration - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site

UK-based company Enegi will now apply to the government for an exploration license before the end of February next year.

# exploration - Friday 23 November, 2012

UN Special Rapporteur “concerned” about Shell to Sea protesters

Margaret Sekaggya said there is “tangible frustration amongst local residents who are standing up for their rights”.

# exploration - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Why we should be concerned about oil drilling in the Arctic

A land grab for oil and gas reserves is happening in the Arctic states – but the scenario of an oil leak there could be catastrophic for everyone.

# exploration - Monday 10 September, 2012

From Business ETC Shell to Sea claims ‘devastating mismanagement’ of oil and gas resources Liquid Assets

Shell to Sea claims ‘devastating mismanagement’ of oil and gas resources

The group has released a report saying exploration companies believe oil and gas within Irish waters is worth €1.6 trillion.

# exploration - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

The first song played on another planet is…

(Mars, we’re sorry.) What would you have picked to be the first song from space?

# exploration - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# exploration - Sunday 26 August, 2012

VIDEO: Neil Armstrong recounts his 1969 visit to the moon

The late astronaut spoke to the BBC about his lunar experiences in the months following his return from the Apollo 11 mission.

# exploration - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

NASA reports damage to Curiosity wind instrument

The rover is being put through its paces ahead of its first drive on Mars today.

# exploration - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Curiosity rover prepares to zap Mars rocks and hit the road

Researchers will be carrying out tests in the coming days to prepare the rover for its first journey across the surface of Mars.

From The Daily Edge Here is the week’s news… skewed Current Affairs

Here is the week’s news… skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The GAA dismisses reports of vajazzling – and the Mars Curiosity rover faces a hostile reaction from the natives.

# exploration - Friday 10 August, 2012

From Business ETC New licence could extend Cork’s potential oil field Drill Baby Drill

New licence could extend Cork’s potential oil field

Providence Resources says its been offered a licensing option for another 500 sq km beside the Barryroe oil field.

# exploration - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Another oil or gas discovery off the west Cork coast?

Exploration company Providence has said that there is significant potential in one of its licence areas in the Porcupine Basin.

# exploration - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

In photos: NASA’s Curiosity sends first pictures from Mars Mars This post contains images

In photos: NASA’s Curiosity sends first pictures from Mars

Rover snaps its surroundings…

# exploration - Monday 6 August, 2012

In pics: Missions to Mars through the years The Red Planet This post contains images

In pics: Missions to Mars through the years

As NASA lands a new exploratory probe on Mars, TheJournal.ie takes a look back over previous Mars missions…

# exploration - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Google and NASA offer virtual tours of the Kennedy Space Centre

NASA gave Google Maps photographers unprecedented access to the centre.

# exploration - Monday 30 July, 2012

Astronaut Sally Ride sparks posthumous debate on coming out

The first American woman in space kept her coming out until her self-penned obituary. Some wish she’d done it earlier.

# exploration - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica: images of early 20th century polar exploration Polar Exploration This post contains images

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica: images of early 20th century polar exploration

The Australian photographer travelled to Antarctica six times, including as part of the ill-fated Endurance expedition led by Shackleton.

# exploration - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?

Mankind’s fascination with space has long sparked fantasies of living away from Earth, but is this any closer to becoming a reality?

# exploration - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

From Business ETC Cork oil estimates trebled to over 1.6 billion Drill Baby Drill

Cork oil estimates trebled to over 1.6 billion

Providence Resources has said that between 1 and 1.61 billion barrels of oil are in place at the Barryroe field.

# exploration - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

First US woman astronaut in space dies aged 61

Sally Ride was the only person to serve on the investigations into both the Challenger and Columbia disasters.

# exploration - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Explore Antarctica…from your couch South Pole This post contains images

Explore Antarctica…from your couch

Or desk, or kitchen table…from wherever you want really as Google Streetview has just launched new views of the lonely continent today.

# exploration - Friday 6 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Out of This World Pic of the Day Pic Of The Day

Out of This World Pic of the Day

A view from Mars.

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