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# planet - Monday 16 December, 2019

The world's best chess star has become the top fantasy football player on the planet
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

The world's best chess star has become the top fantasy football player on the planet

Dec 16th 2019, 7:18 PM 14,871 Views 13 Comments

It has emerged that Norway’s Magnus Carlsen is highly talented at more than one activity.

# planet - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Water discovered for first time on potentially habitable planet
# K218B
# K218B

Water discovered for first time on potentially habitable planet

Sep 11th 2019, 7:56 PM 50,771 Views 82 Comments

This is the first known exoplanet to combine a rocky surface and an atmosphere with water.

# planet - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'
# Marsquake
# Marsquake

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'

Apr 24th 2019, 7:15 AM 12,793 Views 10 Comments

Nasa has said the new seismic event was too small to provide solid data on the Martian interior.

# planet - Sunday 13 January, 2019

World Cup-winning defender believes Van Dijk is the best centre-back on the planet
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

World Cup-winning defender believes Van Dijk is the best centre-back on the planet

Jan 13th 2019, 3:12 PM 10,218 Views 10 Comments

Mats Hummels has been impressed by the Liverpool player’s recent performances.

# planet - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Here's what Nasa's InSight lander has been up to this week
# Martian Task
# Martian Task

Here's what Nasa's InSight lander has been up to this week

Dec 1st 2018, 10:00 AM 16,721 Views 13 Comments

We have the details on what its next few weeks will be like.

# planet - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer
# Mars
# Mars

Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer

Nov 27th 2018, 9:31 AM 66,279 Views 78 Comments

A lovely sight this grim morning.

# planet - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

New Earth-like planet found where a year lasts just under 10 days
# Truth Is Out There
# Truth Is Out There

New Earth-like planet found where a year lasts just under 10 days

Nov 15th 2017, 6:37 PM 42,225 Views 72 Comments

The announcement was made by a team using an observatory in Chile.

# planet - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

In major announcement, Nasa confirms seven Earth-like planets have been discovered
# Galaxy Quest
# Galaxy Quest

In major announcement, Nasa confirms seven Earth-like planets have been discovered

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:32 PM 30,702 Views 78 Comments

“We will never be completely sure” if there’s life there without going to these planets, researchers said.

# planet - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Scientists have come up with a cunning plan to hide the planet from aliens
# We're Not In
# We're Not In

Scientists have come up with a cunning plan to hide the planet from aliens

Apr 3rd 2016, 4:00 PM 29,187 Views 53 Comments

Shhhhhh!

# planet - Monday 14 March, 2016

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars

Mar 14th 2016, 11:39 AM 9,638 Views 24 Comments

The key goal is to analyse methane, a gas which is created in large by living microbes.

# planet - 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 60,098 Views 22 Comments

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

# planet - Monday 8 June, 2015

G7 leaders agree to phase out oil, gas and coal use by end of this century
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

G7 leaders agree to phase out oil, gas and coal use by end of this century

Jun 8th 2015, 4:22 PM 8,184 Views 20 Comments

The agreement among world leaders sends a strong signal to the climate change conference in Paris later this year.

# planet - Sunday 4 May, 2014

How long could a human survive on Mars wearing only jeans and a t-shirt?
# Holiday Plans
# Holiday Plans

How long could a human survive on Mars wearing only jeans and a t-shirt?

May 4th 2014, 5:00 PM 26,457 Views 53 Comments

Clue: Not very long.

# planet - 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 798 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.

# planet - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Nearby star is good candidate for Earth-like planets: study
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Nearby star is good candidate for Earth-like planets: study

Dec 19th 2012, 10:35 AM 4,985 Views 25 Comments

Located 12 light years away, Tau Ceti has five planets that orbit it in a balmy zone which gives the best chance for nurturing life, astronomers say.

# planet - Monday 6 August, 2012

VIDEO: The happiest group of NASA employees you'll see today
# Mars Landing
# Mars Landing

VIDEO: The happiest group of NASA employees you'll see today

Aug 6th 2012, 10:03 AM 5,287 Views 34 Comments

Mars Landing! Whoo!

# planet - 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 7,841 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.

# planet - 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 38,084 Views 22 Comments

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

# planet - Monday 31 October, 2011

Seven billionth baby welcomed to the world
# 7 Billion
# 7 Billion

Seven billionth baby welcomed to the world

Oct 31st 2011, 10:44 AM 1,077 Views 25 Comments

The world’s population is expected to reach 7 billion today – and the births of new babies is being celebrated worldwide. But some remind us that not all births are registered.

# planet - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Astronomers locate youngest planet ever discovered
# Space
From The Daily Edge
# Space

Astronomers locate youngest planet ever discovered

Oct 20th 2011, 3:14 PM 702 Views 4 Comments

The planet – named LkCa 15 b – is 450 light years away from Earth and is still in the process of being formed.

# planet - Monday 12 September, 2011

'Steam bath' planet could support life, say astronomers
# New Neighbours?
# New Neighbours?

'Steam bath' planet could support life, say astronomers

Sep 12th 2011, 9:38 PM 460 Views 3 Comments

European astronomers announcing the discovery of 50 new planets say that one in particular is just inside the habitable zone.

# planet - Friday 26 August, 2011

Stargazers find new planet made entirely of diamond
# Space Bling
From The Daily Edge
# Space Bling

Stargazers find new planet made entirely of diamond

Aug 26th 2011, 10:02 AM 2,447 Views 16 Comments

The planet is five times the size of Earth – or even larger than Jennifer Lopez’s engagement ring.

# planet - Wednesday 23 February, 2011