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# earth - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Cork Airport has renamed its main runway - to keep up with Earth's magnetic poles
# Navigating
# Navigating

Cork Airport has renamed its main runway - to keep up with Earth's magnetic poles

Apr 26th 2018, 2:17 PM 30,224 Views 26 Comments

Small shifts in the Earth’s magnetic poles made the change essential.

# earth - Friday 1 September, 2017

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth
# Close One
# Close One

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth

Sep 1st 2017, 9:32 PM 27,042 Views 71 Comments

Scientists had planned to study the asteroid up close when it passes.

# earth - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow
# Dark Side Of The Moon
# Dark Side Of The Moon

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow

Apr 18th 2017, 3:36 PM 26,817 Views 52 Comments

Nasa has said there is no chance the asteroid will hit us, but it will be “a very close approach”.

# earth - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Fossils point to life on Earth four billion years ago
# Discovery
# Discovery

Fossils point to life on Earth four billion years ago

Mar 2nd 2017, 3:02 PM 13,400 Views 47 Comments

Earth is thought to be about 4.57 billion years old.

# earth - Monday 13 February, 2017

Not even the deepest, darkest parts of the planet have escaped human pollution
# Irreparable Damage
# Irreparable Damage

Not even the deepest, darkest parts of the planet have escaped human pollution

Feb 13th 2017, 10:31 PM 23,392 Views 32 Comments

A new study has found traces of pollution in the deepest oceans on the planets.

# earth - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Days on Earth are getting longer (very, very slowly)
# Long Day Eh?
# Long Day Eh?

Days on Earth are getting longer (very, very slowly)

Dec 7th 2016, 8:05 AM 15,698 Views 35 Comments

A new study says that Earth’s days are getting longer by around 1.8 milliseconds per century.

# earth - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Scientists have found a new planet that bears an uncanny resemblance to Earth
# Goldilocks Zone
# Goldilocks Zone

Scientists have found a new planet that bears an uncanny resemblance to Earth

Aug 24th 2016, 7:48 PM 41,997 Views 127 Comments

Named Proxima b, the planet is in a temperate zone compatible with the presence of liquid water – a key ingredient for life.

# earth - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Scientists find evidence of giant asteroid that would have triggered huge earthquakes and tsunamis
# Australia
# Australia

Scientists find evidence of giant asteroid that would have triggered huge earthquakes and tsunamis

May 18th 2016, 8:47 AM 15,295 Views 19 Comments

The asteroid hit Earth about 3.5 billion years ago.

# earth - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Take a break and watch this stunning timelapse of Earth's horizon
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Take a break and watch this stunning timelapse of Earth's horizon

Apr 6th 2016, 10:57 AM 10,584 Views 11 Comments

It’s hump day – give yourself a little breather…

# earth - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Scientists have come up with a cunning plan to hide the planet from aliens
# We're Not In
# We're Not In

Scientists have come up with a cunning plan to hide the planet from aliens

Apr 3rd 2016, 4:00 PM 29,183 Views 53 Comments

Shhhhhh!

# earth - Saturday 13 February, 2016

An asteroid is going to swoop uncomfortably close to Earth
# TX68
# TX68

An asteroid is going to swoop uncomfortably close to Earth

Feb 13th 2016, 10:30 AM 29,364 Views 74 Comments

Before you panic: no, it’s not going to hit us — though it’s going to come tantalisingly close.

# earth - Monday 26 October, 2015

Quiz: Can you tell if these photos are from Mars or Earth?

Quiz: Can you tell if these photos are from Mars or Earth?

Oct 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 21,685 Views 10 Comments

Trickier than you might imagine.

# earth - Sunday 23 August, 2015

What would happen if the sun disappeared right now?
# Lights Out
# Lights Out

What would happen if the sun disappeared right now?

Aug 23rd 2015, 2:00 PM 37,832 Views 85 Comments

It wouldn’t be the best thing that could happen.

# earth - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth
# Opinion
# Opinion

We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth

Jul 21st 2015, 1:30 PM 66 Views 77 Comments

When it comes to climate change, we can’t blame ‘Acts of God’ for destroying our planet. We can only blame ourselves.

This is the first full photo of earth taken in 43 years
# Wow
# Wow

This is the first full photo of earth taken in 43 years

Jul 21st 2015, 8:11 AM 27,250 Views 39 Comments

And it’s pretty impressive.

# earth - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Look up - a bunch of astronauts are about to float over Ireland
# Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?
# Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?

Look up - a bunch of astronauts are about to float over Ireland

Apr 9th 2015, 8:30 PM 24,954 Views 28 Comments

The International Space Station will be visable in our skies for the next five nights.

# earth - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

There will be six astronauts flying over our heads tonight, so look up
# ISS
# ISS

There will be six astronauts flying over our heads tonight, so look up

Feb 18th 2015, 6:09 PM 15,113 Views 16 Comments

The International Space Station can be seen in Irish skies tonight and tomorrow.

# earth - Monday 26 January, 2015

An asteroid the size of a mountain is passing us by right now
# Flyby
# Flyby

An asteroid the size of a mountain is passing us by right now

Jan 26th 2015, 4:30 PM 14,228 Views 19 Comments

Don’t worry, it won’t crash into us.

# earth - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

This is what the most Earth-like planet ever discovered looks like
# Keplar 438b
# Keplar 438b

This is what the most Earth-like planet ever discovered looks like

Jan 6th 2015, 6:57 PM 18,913 Views 62 Comments

It’s chance of being habitable? “Promising.”

# earth - Saturday 29 November, 2014

These women were meant to be the first astronauts - but were left on Earth
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

These women were meant to be the first astronauts - but were left on Earth

Nov 29th 2014, 3:58 PM 13,168 Views 16 Comments

Many of the women finalists scored higher in training than their male counterparts.

# earth - Saturday 8 November, 2014

This guy gets to film polar bears for a living (and one tried to attack him)
# Polar Bears
# Polar Bears

This guy gets to film polar bears for a living (and one tried to attack him)

Nov 8th 2014, 10:30 AM 9,958 Views 40 Comments

Meet Gordon Buchanan.

# earth - Monday 20 October, 2014

A huge comet that's as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars
# Powdering Through
# Powdering Through

A huge comet that's as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars

Oct 20th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,245 Views 7 Comments

The comet, known as Siding Spring, whizzed past Mars yesterday. Three NASA spacecraft had to take shelter behind the Red Planet as the close encounter took place.

# earth - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Asteroid hunting probe to travel four years to potato-shaped space rock
# Voyager
# Voyager

Asteroid hunting probe to travel four years to potato-shaped space rock

Sep 2nd 2014, 9:30 AM 4,942 Views 8 Comments

Hayabusa-2 will be flung into space on a rocket for a mammoth four year voyage.

# earth - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Patents and skyscrapers...what makes these 18 cities the most innovative places on Earth
# We Built This City
# We Built This City

Patents and skyscrapers...what makes these 18 cities the most innovative places on Earth

Aug 17th 2014, 4:00 PM 19,251 Views 23 Comments

These cities are commended for thinking outside the box of industry, design and urban planning.

# earth - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity breaks off-world driving record
# Off-Road
# Off-Road

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity breaks off-world driving record

Jul 29th 2014, 2:11 PM 7,955 Views 17 Comments

The ten-year old rover managed to travel 40.24km since it landed on Mars in 2004, beating the record originally set back in 1973.

# earth - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Turns out Earth survived near-miss from a solar storm back in 2012
# Close Call
# Close Call

Turns out Earth survived near-miss from a solar storm back in 2012

Jul 24th 2014, 10:45 PM 22,394 Views 50 Comments

Modern civilization could have been “knocked back to the 18th century.”

# earth - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Ancient Earth-sized 'diamond' discovered in space
# Diamonds In The Sky
# Diamonds In The Sky

Ancient Earth-sized 'diamond' discovered in space

Jun 24th 2014, 11:42 AM 11,781 Views 37 Comments

Coldest, dimmest white dwarf ever detected has been located in space about 900 light-years from Earth.

# earth - Saturday 21 June, 2014

So we all know today is the longest day of the year. But exactly how long?
# High Noon
# High Noon

So we all know today is the longest day of the year. But exactly how long?

Jun 21st 2014, 10:00 AM 42,933 Views 15 Comments

Technically the darkest it gets is very dark twilight.

# earth - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Opinion: We have found Earth's Cousin outside our solar system ... but what does that mean?
# Stargazer
# Stargazer

Opinion: We have found Earth's Cousin outside our solar system ... but what does that mean?

May 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 83 Views 42 Comments

The Kepler spacecraft been on a planet-hunting mission since 2009 – and it’s just found the first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone. What are the implications?

# earth - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket
# Vertigo
# Vertigo

Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket

Apr 8th 2014, 4:22 PM 9,118 Views 11 Comments

For a securely fastened camera that is.

# earth - Thursday 3 April, 2014

ESA set to launch new earth monitoring satellite into orbit later today
# Liftoff
# Liftoff

ESA set to launch new earth monitoring satellite into orbit later today

Apr 3rd 2014, 10:59 AM 3,859 Views 8 Comments

The Sentinel-1A satellite is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day and night radar imaging satellite which will be used for land and ocean services.

# earth - Friday 17 January, 2014

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?
# Stargazer
# Stargazer

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?

Jan 17th 2014, 12:55 PM 775 Views 38 Comments

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.

# earth - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Awe-inspiring video of Earth from space will put your day in perspective
# World Out There
From The Daily Edge
# World Out There

Awe-inspiring video of Earth from space will put your day in perspective

Dec 4th 2013, 8:02 AM 19,200 Views 22 Comments

Simply breathtaking.

# earth - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space

Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space

Nov 30th 2013, 10:00 AM 11,871 Views 8 Comments

The European Space Agency’s Envistat and other satellites have captured manmade features from above.

# earth - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism
# The Magnetic Fields
# The Magnetic Fields

European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism

Nov 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,664 Views 18 Comments

The European Space Agency is preparing to launch three hi-tech satellites this Friday.

# earth - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Debunked: Does Earth's distance from the Sun cause our seasons?
# True Or False
# True Or False

Debunked: Does Earth's distance from the Sun cause our seasons?

Sep 15th 2013, 10:30 AM 13,194 Views 55 Comments

The thinking that the further away we are the colder it gets isn’t right. In fact, it’s the complete opposite.

# earth - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Final Frontier: NASA's Voyager departs the solar system for deep space
# To Boldly Go
# To Boldly Go

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

Sep 12th 2013, 8:34 PM 8,558 Views 98 Comments

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

# earth - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

NASA to take a photo of the Earth from Saturn
# Space
# Space

NASA to take a photo of the Earth from Saturn

Jun 19th 2013, 8:32 PM 5,733 Views 24 Comments

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will seize a rare opportunity to image the whole Saturn system and the Earth next month.

# earth - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Did you feel the earth move at 4.16am? (Seriously)
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Did you feel the earth move at 4.16am? (Seriously)

May 29th 2013, 8:37 AM 22,251 Views 67 Comments

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake struck Wales in the early hours of this morning – and was even felt 110km away on Ireland’s east coast.

# earth - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Here's why Chris Hadfield keeps dropping his coffee*
# Back To Reality
From The Daily Edge
# Back To Reality

Here's why Chris Hadfield keeps dropping his coffee*

May 14th 2013, 5:39 PM 1,503 Views 0 Comments

*Sort of.

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