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# planet - Monday 16 December, 2019

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

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

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

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'

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

# planet - Sunday 13 January, 2019

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

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

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

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

A lovely sight this grim morning.

# planet - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

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

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

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

# planet - Sunday 3 April, 2016

# planet - Monday 14 March, 2016

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

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

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

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

# planet - Sunday 4 May, 2014

# planet - Friday 17 January, 2014

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?

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

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

# planet - Thursday 5 July, 2012

CERN head scientist adds another date to Dublin visit this month

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

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

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

From The Daily Edge Astronomers locate youngest planet ever discovered Space

Astronomers locate youngest planet ever discovered

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

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

From The Daily Edge Stargazers find new planet made entirely of diamond Space Bling This post contains videos

Stargazers find new planet made entirely of diamond

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

# planet - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Two Irish citizens amongst 75 people who died in New Zealand earthquake; first votes cast and – golly gosh! – new Enid Blyton novel is discovered.