# jupiter - Friday 17 January, 2014
Most of us grew up learning that there were nine planets in the Solar System. But why did Pluto get demoted? Conor Farrell explains how our understanding of the icy body changed.
# jupiter - Thursday 12 September, 2013
The Voyager 1 probe was launched in 1977 on a mission to explore the outer planets. It will continue to drift across the galaxy, carrying discs of greetings from planet Earth…
# jupiter - Sunday 28 April, 2013
Saturn is now the only place besides Earth, the moon and Jupiter where scientists have been able to observe meteor impacts as they occur.
# jupiter - Tuesday 25 December, 2012
Landing on Mars, meteor showers and fixing the space station with a toothbrush – it’s been quite a year.
# jupiter - Monday 17 December, 2012
# jupiter - Wednesday 28 November, 2012
No need for a telescope to see the moon and Jupiter next to each other in tonight’s sky…
Astronomy Ireland said that Jupiter will look like a brilliant star blazing next to the Moon.
# jupiter - Friday 5 October, 2012
The Moon and Jupiter will line up spectacularly close together tonight, Astronomy Ireland has said.
# jupiter - Tuesday 3 July, 2012
One word: Wow.
# jupiter - Thursday 3 May, 2012
New mission will focus on the gas giant’s three large icy moons.
# jupiter - Monday 26 March, 2012
Jupiter, Venus and a thin slice of crescent moon to be highly visible at 8.30pm.
# jupiter - Wednesday 14 March, 2012
As part of a newly unveiled 18-year plan, Russia will send probes to Mars, Jupiter and Venus and a human team to the surface of the Moon.
# jupiter - Monday 12 March, 2012
The brightest and second-brightest planets in the sky will come extremely close to one other tonight – and it will all be visible with the naked eye.
# jupiter - Thursday 8 March, 2012
There may be lots of activity in the skies tonight, thanks to solar flare activity – here’s your guide on what to look out for.
# jupiter - Tuesday 28 February, 2012
Keep an eye on the skies tonight as Venus, Jupiter and Mercury are set to align with the moon this evening.
# jupiter - Saturday 4 February, 2012
Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Meanwhile, NASA has released its first footage of the far side of the Moon…
# jupiter - Thursday 15 December, 2011
Have you spotted that extremely bright star glowing in the sky at night these past few weeks? Unfortunately, it’s not the Christmas Star. But Astronomy Ireland knows what it is…
# jupiter - Thursday 17 November, 2011
Scientists believe they have found evidence of liquid water beneath the surface of Jupiter’s ice-covered moon – indicating a potential habitat for life outside Earth.
# jupiter - Thursday 13 October, 2011
Take a look up at the sky tonight to see Jupiter and the Moon blaze brighter than ever.
# jupiter - Thursday 6 October, 2011
A passer-by thought they saw a flare being launched by a struggling boat. They didn’t: they saw the sparks of Jupiter.
# jupiter - Saturday 27 August, 2011
Astronomy Ireland is gearing up to hold its annual stargazing event in Wicklow tonight, while the search is on for a space rock believed to have fallen to earth this week.
# jupiter - Friday 5 August, 2011
Unmanned solar-powered spacecraft is due to be launched later today – but will take five years to reach its destination.
# jupiter - Saturday 18 September, 2010
Largest planet in the Solar System will pass close to Earth on Monday & Tuesday- coinciding with an approach from Uranus and a full moon.