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# jupiter - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has just been snapped from above and the images are stunning
# Gas Giant
# Gas Giant

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has just been snapped from above and the images are stunning

Jul 13th 2017, 8:36 AM 18,028 Views 38 Comments

The ‘spot’ is actually a storm that rages on the planet.

# jupiter - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

After five years, a NASA spacecraft has reached Jupiter
# Juno And The Payload
# Juno And The Payload

After five years, a NASA spacecraft has reached Jupiter

Jul 5th 2016, 7:05 AM 14,805 Views 48 Comments

“Juno, welcome to Jupiter.”

# jupiter - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for a spectacular astronomical display
# Jupiter
# Jupiter

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for a spectacular astronomical display

Apr 17th 2016, 7:30 PM 75,928 Views 51 Comments

It’s the most impressive display the Moon can ever put on with another celestial object.

# jupiter - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Look up - Jupiter is visible beside the moon tonight
# Spectacle
# Spectacle

Look up - Jupiter is visible beside the moon tonight

Feb 23rd 2016, 9:46 PM 60,076 Views 22 Comments

Astronomy Ireland is advising people to go outdoors and check out the beautiful spectacle.

# jupiter - Monday 26 October, 2015

Venus, Jupiter and Mars to create triangle spectacle tomorrow morning
# Look Up
# Look Up

Venus, Jupiter and Mars to create triangle spectacle tomorrow morning

Oct 26th 2015, 7:17 PM 19,177 Views 31 Comments

The spectacle, which has occurred every morning this weekend, looks like bright stars.

# jupiter - Monday 24 August, 2015

Can you tell Jupiter's moon from a frying pan?
# Europa
# Europa

Can you tell Jupiter's moon from a frying pan?

Aug 24th 2015, 9:15 PM 20,329 Views 21 Comments

It’s harder than you think.

# jupiter - Monday 2 March, 2015

Look out the window: You'll be able to see Jupiter next to the full moon
# Eyes To The Sky
# Eyes To The Sky

Look out the window: You'll be able to see Jupiter next to the full moon

Mar 2nd 2015, 6:45 PM 29,796 Views 50 Comments

The massive planet will be visible to the naked eye – even from brightly lit cities.

# jupiter - Monday 9 February, 2015

Is there life on Jupiter's moons? Ireland's helping to find out
# Space Is The Place
# Space Is The Place

Is there life on Jupiter's moons? Ireland's helping to find out

Feb 9th 2015, 4:00 PM 11,932 Views 19 Comments

A former NASA scientist will speak in Dublin tonight about the missions.

# jupiter - 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 747 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.

# jupiter - 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 8,550 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…

# jupiter - 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 9,907 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.

# jupiter - 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 4,612 Views 6 Comments

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

# jupiter - Monday 17 December, 2012

ISS to blaze across sky this evening
# Look Up
# Look Up

ISS to blaze across sky this evening

Dec 17th 2012, 3:11 PM 16,484 Views 37 Comments

Spot the space station pass over at 5.17 and 6.53pm.

# jupiter - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

View of the full moon and Jupiter from Samuel Beckett bridge
# Look Up
# Look Up

View of the full moon and Jupiter from Samuel Beckett bridge

Nov 28th 2012, 9:30 PM 23,024 Views 38 Comments

No need for a telescope to see the moon and Jupiter next to each other in tonight’s sky…

Look up: Moon and Jupiter to "blaze spectacularly close together" tonight
# Look Up
# Look Up

Look up: Moon and Jupiter to "blaze spectacularly close together" tonight

Nov 28th 2012, 4:59 PM 17,973 Views 30 Comments

Astronomy Ireland said that Jupiter will look like a brilliant star blazing next to the Moon.

# jupiter - Friday 5 October, 2012

Look out for a celestial spectacle in the skies tonight
# Look To The Skies
# Look To The Skies

Look out for a celestial spectacle in the skies tonight

Oct 5th 2012, 11:25 AM 14,450 Views 33 Comments

The Moon and Jupiter will line up spectacularly close together tonight, Astronomy Ireland has said.

# jupiter - 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 9,961 Views 45 Comments

One word: Wow.

# jupiter - Thursday 3 May, 2012

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter
# Space
# Space

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter

May 3rd 2012, 10:31 AM 1,121 Views 15 Comments

New mission will focus on the gas giant’s three large icy moons.

# jupiter - Monday 26 March, 2012

Bright stars: What to see in the sky tonight
# Heavens Above
# Heavens Above

Bright stars: What to see in the sky tonight

Mar 26th 2012, 4:45 PM 37,161 Views 22 Comments

Jupiter, Venus and a thin slice of crescent moon to be highly visible at 8.30pm.

# jupiter - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Russia plans to send man to the Moon
# Space
# Space

Russia plans to send man to the Moon

Mar 14th 2012, 10:40 AM 2,049 Views 20 Comments

As part of a newly unveiled 18-year plan, Russia will send probes to Mars, Jupiter and Venus and a human team to the surface of the Moon.

# jupiter - Monday 12 March, 2012

'Double Planet' in the skies tonight, as Venus and Jupiter blaze together
# Planets
# Planets

'Double Planet' in the skies tonight, as Venus and Jupiter blaze together

Mar 12th 2012, 11:26 AM 7,594 Views 8 Comments

The brightest and second-brightest planets in the sky will come extremely close to one other tonight – and it will all be visible with the naked eye.

# jupiter - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight
# Solar Flare
# Solar Flare

Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight

Mar 8th 2012, 12:16 PM 9,663 Views 10 Comments

There may be lots of activity in the skies tonight, thanks to solar flare activity – here’s your guide on what to look out for.

# jupiter - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Planets to align over Ireland after sunset tonight
# Night Skies
# Night Skies

Planets to align over Ireland after sunset tonight

Feb 28th 2012, 2:00 PM 14,898 Views 48 Comments

Keep an eye on the skies tonight as Venus, Jupiter and Mercury are set to align with the moon this evening.

# jupiter - Saturday 4 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Feb 4th 2012, 8:05 PM 15,265 Views 1 Comment

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Jupiter and Venus on view for Irish astronomers
# Planetwatch
From The Daily Edge
# Planetwatch

Jupiter and Venus on view for Irish astronomers

Feb 4th 2012, 2:57 PM 3,229 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, NASA has released its first footage of the far side of the Moon…

# jupiter - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Hark! Is that the Christmas Star in the sky?! Em, maybe not...
# Christmas Star
From The Daily Edge
# Christmas Star

Hark! Is that the Christmas Star in the sky?! Em, maybe not...

Dec 15th 2011, 9:45 PM 8,203 Views 48 Comments

Have you spotted that extremely bright star glowing in the sky at night these past few weeks? Unfortunately, it’s not the Christmas Star. But Astronomy Ireland knows what it is…

# jupiter - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Evidence of 'shallow lakes' found on Jupiter moon Europa
# Space Lake
# Space Lake

Evidence of 'shallow lakes' found on Jupiter moon Europa

Nov 17th 2011, 3:14 PM 3,549 Views 17 Comments

Scientists believe they have found evidence of liquid water beneath the surface of Jupiter’s ice-covered moon – indicating a potential habitat for life outside Earth.

# jupiter - Thursday 13 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Oct 13th 2011, 8:32 AM 2,634 Views 14 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

Spectacular sights due as Jupiter and the Moon come together
# Planet Watch
From The Daily Edge
# Planet Watch

Spectacular sights due as Jupiter and the Moon come together

Oct 13th 2011, 8:01 AM 3,225 Views 30 Comments

Take a look up at the sky tonight to see Jupiter and the Moon blaze brighter than ever.

# jupiter - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Lifeboat called out for emergency rescue… of the planet Jupiter
# Oops
From The Daily Edge
# Oops

Lifeboat called out for emergency rescue… of the planet Jupiter

Oct 6th 2011, 9:42 AM 1,102 Views 4 Comments

A passer-by thought they saw a flare being launched by a struggling boat. They didn’t: they saw the sparks of Jupiter.

# jupiter - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Meteorite hunt in the North while stargazers gather for cosmic 'Star-B-Q'
# Stargazing
# Stargazing

Meteorite hunt in the North while stargazers gather for cosmic 'Star-B-Q'

Aug 27th 2011, 12:41 PM 854 Views 4 Comments

Astronomy Ireland is gearing up to hold its annual stargazing event in Wicklow tonight, while the search is on for a space rock believed to have fallen to earth this week.

# jupiter - Friday 5 August, 2011

Video: NASA set to launch Jupiter exploration spacecraft
# Jupiter
# Jupiter

Video: NASA set to launch Jupiter exploration spacecraft

Aug 5th 2011, 11:08 AM 427 Views 0 Comments

Unmanned solar-powered spacecraft is due to be launched later today – but will take five years to reach its destination.

# jupiter - Saturday 18 September, 2010

Catch a glimpse of Jupiter at its closest for nearly 50 years
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Catch a glimpse of Jupiter at its closest for nearly 50 years

Sep 18th 2010, 3:56 PM 422 Views 0 Comments

Largest planet in the Solar System will pass close to Earth on Monday & Tuesday- coinciding with an approach from Uranus and a full moon.