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# comet - Sunday 14 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge People are emotional about the tiny comet lander finally waking up from its nap Philae Lander

# comet - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

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

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

Comet Lovejoy is paying a visit.

# comet - Monday 17 November, 2014

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

In space, no one can hear you BOUNCE.

# comet - Saturday 15 November, 2014

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

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

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

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?

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

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

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

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

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

‘We’ as in ‘the human race’.

# comet - Monday 10 November, 2014

Ever wanted to see a comet up close? You're in luck

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

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

“Rosetta, meet Churyumov-Gerasimenko”.

# comet - Thursday 17 July, 2014

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

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

*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?

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Meteor shower: Astronomy Ireland wants you to be their eyes

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

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

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

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