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# earth - Thursday 26 April, 2018

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow

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

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

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)

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

# earth - Sunday 3 April, 2016

# earth - Saturday 13 February, 2016

An asteroid is going to swoop uncomfortably close to Earth

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?

Trickier than you might imagine.

# earth - Sunday 23 August, 2015

What would happen if the sun disappeared right now?

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

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

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

And it’s pretty impressive.

# earth - Thursday 9 April, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# earth - Saturday 8 November, 2014

# earth - Monday 20 October, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

# earth - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Ancient Earth-sized 'diamond' discovered in space

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?

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?

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 This post contains videos

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

For a securely fastened camera that is.

# earth - Thursday 3 April, 2014

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

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?

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

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

# earth - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space This post contains images

Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space

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 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?

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

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

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)

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

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