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#Earth

# earth - Sunday 28 April, 2013

NASA spots meteors crashing into Saturn's rings for first time

Saturn is now the only place besides Earth, the moon and Jupiter where scientists have been able to observe meteor impacts as they occur.

# earth - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Men are from Mars: €1.9bn NASA Rover draws penis on red planet

The unfortunate sketch was found on the NASA website.

# earth - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Earth isn't so special anymore, apparently

We’re not the only good place to hang out in the ‘habitable zone’.

# earth - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Eyes in sky help when catastrophe strikes

International agreement allows satellites to be pulled out of their orbit to monitor natural or manmade disasters.

# earth - Friday 5 April, 2013

Mars missions scaled back in April because of sun

For much of April, the sun blocks the line of sight between Earth and Mars, making it difficult for engineers to send instructions or hear from spacecraft Curiosity and Opportunity.

# earth - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Space weather: What on earth is that anyway?

(Well, it’s not on Earth, for one thing).

# earth - Friday 29 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge How fast is the Internet in space? 8 things we learned from an astronaut's son This Is Ground Control...

How fast is the Internet in space? 8 things we learned from an astronaut's son

DailyEdge.ie spoke to Evan Hadfield, the son of ISS commander Chris Hadfield.

# earth - Saturday 23 March, 2013

11 Google products and services you never knew existed

You can explore Mars, for starters.

# earth - Monday 18 March, 2013

What causes a sinkhole? Careful Now This post contains videos

What causes a sinkhole?

And why are some more slow-moving than others?

# earth - Monday 11 February, 2013

Asteroid to pass Earth at 'remarkably close distance'

NASA said the asteroid will not hit earth but it will make the closest ever approach for an object so large.

# earth - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut Read Me This post contains images

Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut

Engineer, Norah Patten, has always been fascinated with space and has even made a career out of it. Now she wants to be Ireland’s first female astronaut. Here she tells us why.

# earth - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Gamma-ray burst blasted the Earth in 8th century

Space scientists have built on a study by an astrophysicist of the rings of ancient cedar trees – and concluded that two black holes collided.

# earth - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

2012: The year in space exploration 2012 Review This post contains images

2012: The year in space exploration

Landing on Mars, meteor showers and fixing the space station with a toothbrush – it’s been quite a year.

# earth - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight

Stargazers will be able to see a shooting star per minute without the use of a telescope or binoculars.

# earth - Thursday 6 December, 2012

PHOTOS: Dramatic NASA pics show Earth lit up at night

The images were taken by an orbiting satellite and show bright lights across the world at night.

# earth - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system

Astronomers have found the closest planet in location and size to the Earth circling a star in the system Alpha Centauri.

# earth - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth

The planet is made up mainly of graphite and diamond and was spotted zooming around a nearby star.

# earth - 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.

# earth - Monday 30 July, 2012

Climate change sceptic 'converted' by own research

Richard A Muller founded a research project into the rise in earth surface temperature… and the findings surprised even him.

# earth - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?

Mankind’s fascination with space has long sparked fantasies of living away from Earth, but is this any closer to becoming a reality?

# earth - Monday 23 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Beautiful time-lapse film of Earth by night Stunning This post contains videos

VIDEO: Beautiful time-lapse film of Earth by night

This may help put your Monday in perspective.

# earth - Friday 13 July, 2012

PHOTOS: This is what the largest atlas in the world looks like Record Breaker This post contains images

PHOTOS: This is what the largest atlas in the world looks like

The atlas weighs in at more than 23 stone and each page is almost 2 metres high.

# earth - Friday 6 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Out of This World Pic of the Day Pic Of The Day

Out of This World Pic of the Day

A view from Mars.

# earth - Thursday 5 July, 2012

CERN head scientist adds another date to Dublin visit this month

Just as team in Geneva make headway in ‘God particle’ search, their Director General will speak here on the work of the Large Hadron Collider.

# earth - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge PIC: If Jupiter were as close to Earth as the moon is... Backdrop

# earth - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Is NASA's Voyager about to leave the solar system?

The spacecraft, which was launched in 1977, appears to be on the verge of becoming the first spaceship to leave the solar system. Bon voyage…

# earth - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Is today the longest day of the year? Or tomorrow?

It’s tomorrow. Officially. At 12.09am to be exact.

# earth - Monday 23 April, 2012

And here is the view from space... View From Above This post contains videos

And here is the view from space...

NASA timelapse photos. It’s a wonderful world.

# earth - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Watch: the solar tornado that's 'five times wider than Earth' Solar Tornado This post contains videos

Watch: the solar tornado that's 'five times wider than Earth'

Astronomers recorded the event this week by placing a telescope on board the Solar Discovery Observatory satellite.

# earth - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Mars Watch: Tonight's your chance to see the red planet Mars This post contains videos

Mars Watch: Tonight's your chance to see the red planet

Giant telescopes set up around country for public to use.

# earth - Friday 9 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Teenager sends Lego shuttle into space Lego Shuttle This post contains videos

Teenager sends Lego shuttle into space

Footage shows the tiny model crusted with icicles after rising high above the Earth.

# earth - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Failed Russian spacecraft crashes to Earth

Parts from the failed Russian spacecraft have reportedly landed in the Pacific Ocean.

# earth - Thursday 22 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Newly-discovered 'roasted' planets may provide clues about Earth's future demise This post contains videos

Newly-discovered 'roasted' planets may provide clues about Earth's future demise

The two Earth-sized planets were discovered by a NASA team in the Kepler-20 star system.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# earth - Friday 25 November, 2011

The most habitable alien planets ranked

The planets most likely to support life – human or otherwise – have been ranked by an international team of scientists… and there’s some good and bad news.

# earth - Monday 14 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Stunning time-lapse video of Earth from space Work Can Wait This post contains videos

WATCH: Stunning time-lapse video of Earth from space

Put your Monday morning in perspective with this incredible clip…

# earth - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Asteroid comes close to Earth - but what would happen if it hit us? Near Miss

Asteroid comes close to Earth - but what would happen if it hit us?

Astronomers say the asteroid will pass Earth safely this evening – but here’s a worst-case scenario guide to what would happen if it didn’t.

# earth - Friday 4 November, 2011

Asteroid to pass between the earth and the moon

It is bigger than an aircraft carrier – but it won’t hit the earth, scientists promise.

# earth - Saturday 15 October, 2011

UN says world population to hit seven billion by the end of the month Population This post contains videos

UN says world population to hit seven billion by the end of the month

It’s estimated that the earth’s seven billionth person will be born on or before 31 October.

# earth - 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.