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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 0°C

# Out of this World

This year
A supermoon will be visible over Ireland across the next three nights
Clouds and rain showers might spoil the view for some people across the country, however.
Last year
Mars set to be visible next to the full moon tonight
The planet will be “extremely bright to the naked eye” from this evening.
Jupiter should be visibile tonight as it comes closest to Earth in 60 years
The planet will come within 590 million kilometres of Earth during an event known as “opposition”.
Buzz Aldrin jacket becomes most valuable US space-artefact after selling for €2.4m
The article was sold by Sotheby’s in New York on Tuesday as part of the most valuable single space exploration sale ever staged.
All time
Quiz: How much do you know about the moon?
This quiz is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind*.
'Messi and Ronaldo are in a different orbit!' - Ramos not buying Salah comparisons
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said Liverpool’s star forward could not be compared with the La Liga duo.
Irish scientists will help build the world's most powerful and expensive telescope
The new telescope will be 10 times more powerful than the Hubble telescope and help us observe the first stars in the universe.
Cristiano Ronaldo has just scored one of the all-time great Champions League goals
Zinedine Zidane’s reaction to the outrageous bicycle kick says it all.
Watch: Lionel Messi assists third Barcelona goal with only one boot on
The Argentina superstar somehow lost his footwear, but still managed to set Aleix Vidal to score against Real Madrid
'The thing for Ireland is to be sure not to be left behind': Ireland should set up its own space agency, say scientists
A new report argues that investing in its space industry could have big economic returns for Ireland.
Ronnie O'Sullivan shows why he's a cut above the rest with this outrageous plant
The Rocket booked his place in the Welsh Open tonight.
Check out these incredible photos of the solar system
Simply breathtaking.
Ronaldo scores 4 in 20 minutes as Real Madrid match Champions League record
Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick… and Ronaldo still found a way to overshadow him.
'Superman' joined the Ireland dressing room's post-match celebrations
The Boys in Green secured their place at the Euros with a 2-0 victory over Bosnia.
This Dublin artist's amazing astronaut mural is Chris Hadfield-approved
Is there higher praise than that? We don’t think so.
Messi's cracking curler and 2 from Suarez put Barcelona 4 points clear
The Catalan giants took another step towards La Liga glory with a routine 4-0 win over Almeria.
Look at the smiley face NASA found in space
Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online
One small click of a mouse. One giant leap…
Would you like a unicorn for Christmas?
A unicorn is not just for Christmas. It’s for life.
Cmdr. Hadfield thanked the guy who ran the Dublin Marathon dressed as him
Can you imagine running a marathon with a cardboard box around your head? No. Neither can we.
The Greatest: Messi breaks Gerd Muller's calendar year record
The Barcelona star scored his 85th and 86th goal of 2012 against Real Betis this evening.
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.
"PB phone home"....Pope Benedict to give the International Space Station a call
A satellite phone hook up with the ISS is planned for 4 May.
Fly me to the moon: Virgin Galactic on hunt for pilot-astronauts
‘Spaceline’ launches search for pilots to lead its commercial space trips – “prior spaceflight experience is an advantage”.
Yet more images of space - from a paper aeroplane
First a New York dad, now a Devon science buff takes photographs from space – with a helium balloon and paper plane.