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# jupiter - Friday 17 January, 2014

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?

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

Final Frontier: NASA’s Voyager departs the solar system for deep space

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

NASA spots meteors crashing into Saturn’s rings for first time

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

2012: The year in space exploration 2012 Review This post contains images

2012: The year in space exploration

Landing on Mars, meteor showers and fixing the space station with a toothbrush – it’s been quite a year.

# jupiter - Monday 17 December, 2012

ISS to blaze across sky this evening

Spot the space station pass over at 5.17 and 6.53pm.

# jupiter - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

View of the full moon and Jupiter from Samuel Beckett bridge

No need for a telescope to see the moon and Jupiter next to each other in tonight’s sky…

Look up: Moon and Jupiter to “blaze spectacularly close together” tonight

Astronomy Ireland said that Jupiter will look like a brilliant star blazing next to the Moon.

# jupiter - Friday 5 October, 2012

Look out for a celestial spectacle in the skies tonight

The Moon and Jupiter will line up spectacularly close together tonight, Astronomy Ireland has said.

# jupiter - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge PIC: If Jupiter were as close to Earth as the moon is… Backdrop

# jupiter - Thursday 3 May, 2012

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter

New mission will focus on the gas giant’s three large icy moons.

# jupiter - Monday 26 March, 2012

Bright stars: What to see in the sky tonight

Jupiter, Venus and a thin slice of crescent moon to be highly visible at 8.30pm.

# jupiter - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Russia plans to send man to the Moon

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

‘Double Planet’ in the skies tonight, as Venus and Jupiter blaze together

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

Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight Solar Flare This post contains images

Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight

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

Planets to align over Ireland after sunset tonight

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

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From The Daily Edge Jupiter and Venus on view for Irish astronomers Planetwatch

Jupiter and Venus on view for Irish astronomers

Meanwhile, NASA has released its first footage of the far side of the Moon…

# jupiter - Thursday 15 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Hark! Is that the Christmas Star in the sky?! Em, maybe not… Christmas Star

Hark! Is that the Christmas Star in the sky?! Em, maybe not…

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

Evidence of ‘shallow lakes’ found on Jupiter moon Europa Space Lake This post contains images

Evidence of ‘shallow lakes’ found on Jupiter moon Europa

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From The Daily Edge Spectacular sights due as Jupiter and the Moon come together Planet Watch

Spectacular sights due as Jupiter and the Moon come together

Take a look up at the sky tonight to see Jupiter and the Moon blaze brighter than ever.

# jupiter - Thursday 6 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Lifeboat called out for emergency rescue… of the planet Jupiter Oops

Lifeboat called out for emergency rescue… of the planet Jupiter

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

Meteorite hunt in the North while stargazers gather for cosmic ‘Star-B-Q’

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

Video: NASA set to launch Jupiter exploration spacecraft

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

Catch a glimpse of Jupiter at its closest for nearly 50 years

Largest planet in the Solar System will pass close to Earth on Monday & Tuesday- coinciding with an approach from Uranus and a full moon.