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# comet - Friday 24 July, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?
# Look To The Skies
# Look To The Skies

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?

Jul 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 26,077 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

# comet - Sunday 14 June, 2015

After a seven month nap, the tiny Philae probe has woken up and made contact
# Distant Comet
# Distant Comet

After a seven month nap, the tiny Philae probe has woken up and made contact

Jun 14th 2015, 4:31 PM 14,328 Views 23 Comments

Hello again, little lander.

People are emotional about the tiny comet lander finally waking up from its nap
# Philae Lander
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# Philae Lander

People are emotional about the tiny comet lander finally waking up from its nap

Jun 14th 2015, 4:08 PM 3,331 Views 1 Comment

The little craft that could.

# comet - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Video: An asteroid the size of a cruise ship passed over Ireland last night
# Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
# Don't Wanna Miss A Thing

Video: An asteroid the size of a cruise ship passed over Ireland last night

Jan 27th 2015, 8:43 AM 9,318 Views 20 Comments

But it was never going to hit earth, thankfully.

# comet - Friday 9 January, 2015

Look up: You've two weeks to see a glowing green comet
# Lovejoy
# Lovejoy

Look up: You've two weeks to see a glowing green comet

Jan 9th 2015, 10:00 PM 25,875 Views 26 Comments

Comet Lovejoy is paying a visit.

# comet - Monday 17 November, 2014

Check out these new hi-res pics of Philae's hairy 'bounce' landing
# Bounce Bounce Bounce
# Bounce Bounce Bounce

Check out these new hi-res pics of Philae's hairy 'bounce' landing

Nov 17th 2014, 10:29 PM 13,811 Views 15 Comments

In space, no one can hear you BOUNCE.

# comet - Saturday 15 November, 2014

The last tweets from the comet lander are pretty heartbreaking...
# Goodnight Tiny Probe
# Goodnight Tiny Probe

The last tweets from the comet lander are pretty heartbreaking...

Nov 15th 2014, 8:34 PM 53,301 Views 56 Comments

The Philae lander, perched on a distant comet hurtling towards the Sun, delivered everything scientists were expecting of it before losing power.

House prices, Too Many Cooks, and Stephanie Roche: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

House prices, Too Many Cooks, and Stephanie Roche: The week in numbers

Nov 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,031 Views 0 Comments

Plus: How many people should have had their fingerprints taken by gardaí over the past two years but didn’t?

Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out
# Sleep Tight
# Sleep Tight

Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out

Nov 15th 2014, 8:29 AM 17,701 Views 58 Comments

The robot probe managed to transfer all of the data it collected to its mother ship before it took its eternal nap.

# comet - Friday 14 November, 2014

Philae hopes to communicate drilling results soon, but could it be its final hours?
# Comet Landing
# Comet Landing

Philae hopes to communicate drilling results soon, but could it be its final hours?

Nov 14th 2014, 9:33 PM 8,796 Views 13 Comments

Due to the lander’s position scientists are concerned about the battery supply.

# comet - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Philae seems to be stuck under a cliff with one leg dangling in space
# Comet The Day
# Comet The Day

Philae seems to be stuck under a cliff with one leg dangling in space

Nov 13th 2014, 5:51 PM 28,329 Views 41 Comments

That means it may not be able to fully charge its solar-powered batteries.

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Nov 13th 2014, 12:56 PM 8,259 Views 0 Comments

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# comet - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

TOUCHDOWN! European probe leaves its mothership and lands on comet for first time ever
# Rosetta
# Rosetta

TOUCHDOWN! European probe leaves its mothership and lands on comet for first time ever

Nov 12th 2014, 4:29 PM 11,796 Views 61 Comments

There are huge celebrations today at the European Space Agency.

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 8,129 Views 26 Comments

‘We’ as in ‘the human race’.

# comet - 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 12,591 Views 15 Comments

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

# comet - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Rosetta spacecraft reaches comet it's been chasing for ten years
# Together At Last
# Together At Last

Rosetta spacecraft reaches comet it's been chasing for ten years

Aug 6th 2014, 10:30 AM 11,334 Views 76 Comments

For today, Rosetta will travel alongside the comet but will later start its orbits.

# comet - Monday 4 August, 2014

'World Cup final' event as 6 billion km comet-chaser nears its target
# Hey Rosetta
# Hey Rosetta

'World Cup final' event as 6 billion km comet-chaser nears its target

Aug 4th 2014, 2:32 PM 17,570 Views 49 Comments

“Rosetta, meet Churyumov-Gerasimenko”.

# comet - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of 'strange-looking potato' formation
# Space Probe
# Space Probe

Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of 'strange-looking potato' formation

Jul 17th 2014, 5:52 PM 7,386 Views 12 Comments

The Rosetta probe is due to land on the comet in November – and its latest pictures suggest it is made of two distinct parts.

# comet - Friday 23 May, 2014

Ireland could* be the best place in the world to see a stunning meteor shower tonight
# Shooting Star
# Shooting Star

Ireland could* be the best place in the world to see a stunning meteor shower tonight

May 23rd 2014, 7:58 PM 21,924 Views 37 Comments

*Weather permitting of course, but it’s not looking too good right now…

# comet - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Comet ISON will brush past the Sun at half 6 this evening, but will it survive?
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Comet ISON will brush past the Sun at half 6 this evening, but will it survive?

Nov 28th 2013, 3:41 PM 10,691 Views 33 Comments

The comet could simply melt due to the heat — or it could survive and light up our skies next month.

# comet - Monday 25 November, 2013

Column: Eyes to the sky – Comet ISON might just be visible
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Eyes to the sky – Comet ISON might just be visible

Nov 25th 2013, 7:30 PM 50 Views 27 Comments

Comet ISON is just days away from its close encounter with the sun, writes Conor Farrell, who tells us more about this ‘sungrazer’ comet.

# comet - Friday 5 April, 2013

Comet visible in Irish skies tonight
# Eyes To The Sky
# Eyes To The Sky

Comet visible in Irish skies tonight

Apr 5th 2013, 6:29 PM 24,872 Views 24 Comments

Comet PANSTARRS will be seen next to the Andromeda Galaxy in the northwest.

# comet - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Meteor shower: Astronomy Ireland wants you to be their eyes
# Eyes To The Sky
# Eyes To The Sky

Meteor shower: Astronomy Ireland wants you to be their eyes

Aug 11th 2012, 3:45 PM 14,886 Views 29 Comments

The perseid meteor shower is underway. Get out and have a look!

# comet - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Meteors to rain down on Earth over coming week
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Meteors to rain down on Earth over coming week

Aug 9th 2012, 7:15 AM 10,894 Views 13 Comments

Eyes to the sky, Astronomy Ireland are expecting a celestial firework show this weekend.

# comet - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Search on for comet fragments after fireball seen over Ireland
# Fireball
# Fireball

Search on for comet fragments after fireball seen over Ireland

Aug 23rd 2011, 11:56 AM 899 Views 8 Comments

Did you see a fireball last night? If you did, you’re urged to get in touch with Astronomy Ireland, who are trying to determine if it landed on Irish soil.

# comet - Monday 7 March, 2011

Seen from space: the Christchurch earthquake
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Seen from space: the Christchurch earthquake

Mar 7th 2011, 5:07 PM 1,774 Views 0 Comments

A shocking new satellite image shows the power of the earthquake that rocked New Zealand last month.