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Space

# space - Yesterday’s News

A NASA spacecraft has witnessed the birth of a ‘new moon’ in the rings of Saturn

“We have not seen anything like this before,” said one scientist.

# space - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Look up! The International Space Station is in our skies until 22 April

The ISS will be visible in the skies every night for the next seven days.

# space - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Computer failure on International Space Station may require spacewalk to fix

However, the six-man crew is not currently in danger, officials have said.

# space - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky

With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.

# space - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

# space - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From Business ETC Interested in space and science? Cork to hold NASA hackathon next week Hackathon

Interested in space and science? Cork to hold NASA hackathon next week

The NASA Space Apps Challenge is aimed at secondary school and third-level students and will tackle themes such as human space flight, asteroids and robotics.

# space - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Astronauts’ hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.

# space - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Column: What does this week’s major physics breakthrough actually mean?

A new discovery has shed light on the beginning of the universe itself and will help us to understand how gravitational extremes like black holes work, writes Conor Farrell.

# space - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Astronaut sends wonderful Irish St. Patrick’s Day greeting from space Lá Fhéile Pádraig

# space - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From The Score Rugby technique: Counter-attacking against the grain offers real chances Space

Rugby technique: Counter-attacking against the grain offers real chances

Shifting possession to the far side of the pitch following a transfer of possession may not always be the ideal tactic.

# space - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Scientists are planning to zap space debris with lasers

It’s hoped scenarios like the one depicted in the sci-fi movie ‘Gravity’ can be prevented by striking dangerous bits of debris with lasers based on Earth.

# space - Monday 10 March, 2014

An ‘extremely bright’ fireball was spotted over Ireland

If you did, you weren’t alone.

# space - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Jean Claude Van Damme performs his epic splits in zero gravity space Sculpted To Perfection

# space - 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.

# space - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

From The Score Analysis: England’s aggressive defence can be broken down by Ireland Analysis

Analysis: England’s aggressive defence can be broken down by Ireland

With Stuart Lancaster’s men rushing up, there may be space for Ireland on the outside edges and in behind.

# space - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Lunar rover is still alive and might actually be ok, say officials

Officials in China say there are new hopes that the Jade Rabbit lunar rover can be repaired after suffering a malfunction.

# space - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From Business ETC Outernet project aims to provide global WiFi coverage via satellite Access All Areas

Outernet project aims to provide global WiFi coverage via satellite

By sending mini-satellites into low Earth orbit, the project aims to beam WiFi to those who wouldn’t usually have access to it.

# space - Sunday 2 February, 2014

So, what are the chances we’ll see an Irishman (or anybody) head to Mars?

The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, as the famous song goes*. But how about the other direction?

# space - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing

The Dublin-based scientist is one of the candidates selected for the ‘Mars One’ mission, which aims to land humans on the planet by 2025.

# space - Monday 27 January, 2014

Astro-tourism: Kerry designated as stargazing reserve

An area of the county will now be classified as a ‘Dark Sky’ region.

# space - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Is there life on Mars? Ten years on the Opportunity rover is still looking

The rover was only supposed to run for 90 days, but 10 years a 40 Martian kilometers later, it shows no signs of stopping.

# space - Monday 20 January, 2014

European comet-chasing satellite awakens from hibernation

The Rosetta satellite even tweeted as Gaeilge.

# space - 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.

How Ireland contributed to Apollo 16 moon mission

Irish scientists who worked on an Apollo 16 will showcase their work.

# space - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Column: Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust

It’s been said that we are all made of ‘starstuff’. It’s an awe-inspirining statement, but how accurate is it? Conor Farrell explains.

# space - Friday 10 January, 2014

As anticipated, the obligatory pic of Chris Hadfield supping a Guinness has just landed Photo Op This post contains images

As anticipated, the obligatory pic of Chris Hadfield supping a Guinness has just landed

Once he’s not planning on piloting any spaceships this evening, perhaps we should let him away with it…

# space - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Meet the Irish man who’s been shortlisted to go to Mars and never come back Mars One Mission

Meet the Irish man who’s been shortlisted to go to Mars and never come back

Dr Joseph Roche, from Kildare, is one of 1,000 people shortlisted for the Mars One colony mission.

Europe’s €740 million star-hunting telescope ‘Gaia’ enters Earth orbit

Data from the craft will be used to create the most accurate 3D map of the Milky Way yet, allowing astronomers to determine the origin and evolution of the galaxy.

# space - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

NASA extends life on International Space Station for another four years

Chris Hadfield’s former home will stay in operation until 2024. It was due to be decommissioned in 2020.

One-way trip to Mars? Sign me up, says French woman

Florence Porcel is down to the last 1,000 candidates for the six-month, no-return trip.

# space - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

NASA: Astronauts’ Christmas Eve spacewalk should not conflict with Santa’s flight path ISS

NASA: Astronauts’ Christmas Eve spacewalk should not conflict with Santa’s flight path

The spacewalk is taking place at the moment and is being streamed live from the International Space Station.

# space - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race

China had another first this month with its moon rover – but its neighbours are not far behind.

# space - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Spacewalking astronauts make speedy station repairs

The lads might get Christmas day off now.

# space - Friday 20 December, 2013

Japanese robot chats with astronaut on space station

The robot is programmed to process questions and select words from its vocabulary to construct an answer.

ESA launches rocket that will create a detailed map of the Milky Way

Today engineers will command Gaia to perform the first of two critical thruster firings to ensure it’s on the right trajectory.

# space - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Gerry Adams at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Commander Chris Hadfield in Dublin, and the weather…

One small step: China lands spacecraft on the moon

It is the first time in almost four decades that a spacecraft has landed on the moon.

Column: Stargazing for beginners – get the most out of these dark winter nights

Short days can hinder what we can do with our free time – but there is plenty to see and do at night, even in these days of less money to spend, astronomy is a surprisingly inexpensive (and often free!) hobby to enjoy, writes Conor Farrell.

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