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# earth - Sunday 28 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 28th 2013, 12:55 PM 9,910 Views 8 Comments

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
# Rude Planet
# Rude Planet

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

Apr 24th 2013, 3:09 PM 24,040 Views 46 Comments

The unfortunate sketch was found on the NASA website.

# earth - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Earth isn't so special anymore, apparently
# Kepler
# Kepler

Earth isn't so special anymore, apparently

Apr 20th 2013, 1:00 PM 19,485 Views 103 Comments

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
# Satellites
# Satellites

Eyes in sky help when catastrophe strikes

Apr 7th 2013, 5:00 PM 6,700 Views 3 Comments

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
# Mars
# Mars

Mars missions scaled back in April because of sun

Apr 5th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,428 Views 6 Comments

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?
# Solar Storms
# Solar Storms

Space weather: What on earth is that anyway?

Apr 4th 2013, 6:31 AM 6,043 Views 5 Comments

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

# earth - Friday 29 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 29th 2013, 9:45 AM 14,429 Views 14 Comments

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
# What Does That Do
# What Does That Do

11 Google products and services you never knew existed

Mar 23rd 2013, 8:45 AM 24,977 Views 31 Comments

You can explore Mars, for starters.

# earth - Monday 18 March, 2013

What causes a sinkhole?
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

What causes a sinkhole?

Mar 18th 2013, 8:45 AM 25,261 Views 24 Comments

And why are some more slow-moving than others?

# earth - Monday 11 February, 2013

Asteroid to pass Earth at 'remarkably close distance'
# Asteroid
# Asteroid

Asteroid to pass Earth at 'remarkably close distance'

Feb 11th 2013, 10:12 AM 14,584 Views 69 Comments

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
# Read Me

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

Jan 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 463 Views 63 Comments

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
# Black Holes
# Black Holes

Gamma-ray burst blasted the Earth in 8th century

Jan 22nd 2013, 1:45 PM 10,916 Views 17 Comments

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
# 2012 Review

2012: The year in space exploration

Dec 25th 2012, 2:00 PM 4,618 Views 6 Comments

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
# Meteors
# Meteors

Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight

Dec 13th 2012, 4:33 PM 14,010 Views 19 Comments

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
# Black Marble
# Black Marble

PHOTOS: Dramatic NASA pics show Earth lit up at night

Dec 6th 2012, 10:29 AM 11,467 Views 19 Comments

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
# Stellar Neighbour
# Stellar Neighbour

Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system

Oct 17th 2012, 3:33 PM 8,516 Views 26 Comments

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
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth

Oct 11th 2012, 9:29 PM 13,666 Views 59 Comments

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
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Meteors to rain down on Earth over coming week

Aug 9th 2012, 7:15 AM 10,887 Views 13 Comments

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
# Global Warming
# Global Warming

Climate change sceptic 'converted' by own research

Jul 30th 2012, 12:55 PM 5,030 Views 34 Comments

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?
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

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

Jul 28th 2012, 1:00 PM 5,140 Views 26 Comments

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

VIDEO: Beautiful time-lapse film of Earth by night
# Stunning
From The Daily Edge
# Stunning

VIDEO: Beautiful time-lapse film of Earth by night

Jul 23rd 2012, 9:28 AM 5,797 Views 18 Comments

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
# Record Breaker

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

Jul 13th 2012, 8:59 PM 10,273 Views 16 Comments

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

# earth - Friday 6 July, 2012

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

Out of This World Pic of the Day

Jul 6th 2012, 2:45 PM 9,574 Views 15 Comments

A view from Mars.

# earth - Thursday 5 July, 2012

CERN head scientist adds another date to Dublin visit this month
# Well Done Sir
# Well Done Sir

CERN head scientist adds another date to Dublin visit this month

Jul 5th 2012, 1:50 PM 7,840 Views 31 Comments

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

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

PIC: If Jupiter were as close to Earth as the moon is...

Jul 3rd 2012, 2:25 PM 9,982 Views 45 Comments

One word: Wow.

# earth - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

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

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

Jun 26th 2012, 6:39 PM 8,873 Views 48 Comments

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?
# The Longest Day
# The Longest Day

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

Jun 20th 2012, 8:47 PM 13,501 Views 24 Comments

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
# View From Above

And here is the view from space...

Apr 23rd 2012, 4:30 PM 6,015 Views 5 Comments

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
# Solar Tornado

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

Apr 1st 2012, 3:41 PM 5,234 Views 16 Comments

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
# Mars

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

Mar 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 9,143 Views 25 Comments

Giant telescopes set up around country for public to use.

# earth - Friday 9 March, 2012

Teenager sends Lego shuttle into space
# Lego Shuttle
From The Daily Edge
# Lego Shuttle

Teenager sends Lego shuttle into space

Mar 9th 2012, 11:55 AM 8,626 Views 45 Comments

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
# Space
# Space

Failed Russian spacecraft crashes to Earth

Jan 15th 2012, 8:13 PM 10,481 Views 35 Comments

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

# earth - Thursday 22 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 22nd 2011, 10:06 AM 1,643 Views 2 Comments

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

# earth - Friday 25 November, 2011

The most habitable alien planets ranked
# Out Of This World
# Out Of This World

The most habitable alien planets ranked

Nov 25th 2011, 9:13 AM 7,328 Views 19 Comments

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

WATCH: Stunning time-lapse video of Earth from space
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

WATCH: Stunning time-lapse video of Earth from space

Nov 14th 2011, 9:34 AM 3,210 Views 8 Comments

Put your Monday morning in perspective with this incredible clip…

# earth - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

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

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

Nov 8th 2011, 1:52 PM 13,439 Views 28 Comments

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
# Asteroid
# Asteroid

Asteroid to pass between the earth and the moon

Nov 4th 2011, 7:34 PM 1,473 Views 29 Comments

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
# Population

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

Oct 15th 2011, 1:35 PM 533 Views 11 Comments

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
# Fireball
# Fireball

Search on for comet fragments after fireball seen over Ireland

Aug 23rd 2011, 11:56 AM 895 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.