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# exploration - Friday 22 February, 2019

Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life

Meanwhile, Israel began a mission to make its first Moon landing.

# exploration - Monday 17 September, 2018

How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years

18 state-of-the-art seismometers will measure movement at the floor of the ocean.

# exploration - Monday 7 August, 2017

Walkers invited to journey along five ancient routes and pick up their 'Pilgrim passport'

The event takes place over Heritage Week this month.

# exploration - Monday 17 August, 2015

This elevator can bring you on a holiday into space*

*If it ever gets built.

# exploration - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Why science and space exploration needs more than those with a degree

They may seem like areas that require a lot of knowledge and training, but the reality isn’t as black or white as that.

# exploration - Friday 19 December, 2014

The world's deepest living fish is 'unlike anything scientists have seen before'

It has “large wing-like fins and a head resembling a cartoon dog”.

# exploration - Monday 20 October, 2014

How will 'unprecedented' levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?

The Government has announced a new plan to carry out surveys of areas of potential exploration.

# exploration - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days

It’s hardly worth the air miles.

# exploration - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

British explorer ship lost in 1846 found in Canada

The occupants of this and a second ship had died of cold and hunger on Beechey Island.

# exploration - Monday 4 August, 2014

'World Cup final' event as 6 billion km comet-chaser nears its target

“Rosetta, meet Churyumov-Gerasimenko”.

# exploration - Friday 1 August, 2014

NASA aims to produce oxygen on Mars with 2020 rover experiment

As part of experiments carried out by NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, researchers will look at whether Martian air could be converted for astronauts to breathe.

# exploration - Thursday 24 July, 2014

"We are not going to win overnight." - Anti-fracking activists as company prepares to start drilling

The company says no fracking will take place at the site in Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh.

# exploration - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Opinion: Ireland should be at forefront of modern science – Ireland should join CERN

International project collaboration, such as the pan-EU radio telescope LOFAR, would benefit Irish businesses and tourism, as well as our IT and science graduates.

# exploration - Friday 27 June, 2014

Losses mount at O'Reilly's Providence Resources

The company blamed increased losses on administration expenses.

# exploration - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Ireland will receive more taxes from oil and gas exploration under new terms

However, it has been criticised for ‘not going far enough’, with tax increases falling short of what was recommended by an Oireachtas committee.

# exploration - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Column: Is space exploration worth the money?

Might the money spent on space exploration by governments and scientific institutes be better used for “real world” problems? Conor Farrell takes a look.

# exploration - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Helicopter to rescue passengers on science ship trapped in Antarctica

The 52 passengers will be taken by helicopter to a nearby ship, while the 22 crew members are expected to remain with the trapped vessel.

# exploration - Friday 22 November, 2013

Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study

The EPA notes that although there are currently no hydraulic fracturing (fracking) projects under way in Ireland, the gas exploration method “is an emerging issue”.

# exploration - Thursday 21 November, 2013

10 more years! New Tara Mines lease means 650 jobs are retained

The Navan zinc and lead mine, which is the largest Zinc mine in Europe, has been in operation since 1977.

# exploration - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Government asks experts for advice on Ireland's underexplored oil and gas

Minister Pat Rabbitte says he wants to strike a balance between attracting investment and maximising returns from the State’s natural resources.

# exploration - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive

Junior miniser Fergus O’Dowd has said that the state should provide an environment that encourages companies to take the risks involved in exploration.

# exploration - Saturday 7 September, 2013

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...NASA launches its latest mission to the Moon

The robotic mission will collect information about the lunar atmosphere and surface to help scientists with their moondust problems.

# exploration - Thursday 22 August, 2013

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The Guide to Long Haul Flights

Planning on taking some holidays? Read this before you jet off.

# exploration - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Aircraft-mounted cameras capture stunning views of polar regions

NASA is in the fifth year of its mission to survey the Arctic and Antarctic. Its cockpit cameras have gathered some spectacular footage…

# exploration - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Column: We need education about porn, not censorship

While pornography can create dangerous misconceptions about sex, shutting down all such exploration only reinforces the notion that sex is something dirty and shameful, writes Genevieve Shanahan.

# exploration - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland's true oil and gas wealth

Offshore explorers have welcomed the new push to figure out exactly what may lie under Ireland’s western waters,

# exploration - Monday 3 June, 2013

Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough

The natural resources minister also denies suggestions that Ireland is “giving away” its oil and gas reserves.

# exploration - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland's oil prospects to Norway's

The Minister for Communication and Natural Resources has said a Norwegian-style 80 per cent tax on oil finds would not work, saying: “We’re comparing apples with oranges.”

# exploration - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

NASA has watched the sun for three's what it has seen

Scientists are using the data in their efforts to predict space weather.

# exploration - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

'Several hundred million barrels' of oil may lie in new Petrel site off Kerry

Petrel Resources says it is holding talks with prospective partners after a second site in the Porcupine Basin suggests oil.

# exploration - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Life on Mars: it was possible

Nasa Curiosity Rover, which is living on the Red Planet, has taken samples of rock for analysis by scientists back home.

# exploration - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Providence surrenders licence for site off coast of Dublin

The company said the government in 1999 failed to transpose EU legislation into law which left it open to legal challenges.

# exploration - Friday 18 January, 2013

More positive results from tests at Monaghan gold mine site

Results mean that processing of the gold should go more smoothly.

# exploration - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site

UK-based company Enegi will now apply to the government for an exploration license before the end of February next year.

# exploration - Friday 23 November, 2012

UN Special Rapporteur "concerned" about Shell to Sea protesters

Margaret Sekaggya said there is “tangible frustration amongst local residents who are standing up for their rights”.

# exploration - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Why we should be concerned about oil drilling in the Arctic

A land grab for oil and gas reserves is happening in the Arctic states – but the scenario of an oil leak there could be catastrophic for everyone.

# exploration - Monday 10 September, 2012

Shell to Sea claims 'devastating mismanagement' of oil and gas resources

The group has released a report saying exploration companies believe oil and gas within Irish waters is worth €1.6 trillion.

# exploration - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

The first song played on another planet is... Oh The Humanity This post contains videos

The first song played on another planet is...

(Mars, we’re sorry.) What would you have picked to be the first song from space?

# exploration - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Tuesday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# exploration - Sunday 26 August, 2012

VIDEO: Neil Armstrong recounts his 1969 visit to the moon Neil Armstrong This post contains videos

VIDEO: Neil Armstrong recounts his 1969 visit to the moon

The late astronaut spoke to the BBC about his lunar experiences in the months following his return from the Apollo 11 mission.

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