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#Planets

# planets - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate

The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.

# planets - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Seven planets in Milky Way have water and are potentially 'habitable'

Based in the Trappist-1 system, the planets seem to contain water and have rocky surfaces.

# planets - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

# planets - Sunday 28 June, 2015

What's under the icy seas of Europa? NASA plans to find out

The hope is that a new prototype will be able to explore distant planets with potential habitable oceans.

# planets - Thursday 11 June, 2015

What were you doing at 15? This boy found a new planet 1,000 light years from Earth

Wagg’s exoplanet is located in a distant solar system within our home galaxy, the Milky Way.

# planets - Friday 5 June, 2015

This space suit isn't from a new sci-fi movie. NASA astronauts might wear this to Mars

For the first time since 1982, NASA is in the process of testing new space suit prototypes.

# planets - Friday 14 November, 2014

'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars

The second man to land on the Moon said those that travel to Mars shouldn’t envisage that they will ever return to Earth.

# planets - Saturday 8 November, 2014

These stunning Hubble images show us the secrets of the universe

And a lot of pretty colours as well.

# planets - Friday 19 September, 2014

'It's not like Star Trek': This is a big weekend for NASA's plans to land a human on Mars

The MAVEN spacecraft, a scout for human explorers, is approaching the red planet

# planets - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From The42 Football on Jupiter, Mars or Saturn? Sepp Blatter thinks it could happen some day He Said What

Football on Jupiter, Mars or Saturn? Sepp Blatter thinks it could happen some day

He has to be trolling us at this stage.

# planets - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Look up! We'll have the best view of Mars in two years tonight

Hello there, Red Planet.

# planets - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Opinion: We have found Earth's Cousin outside our solar system ... but what does that mean?

The Kepler spacecraft been on a planet-hunting mission since 2009 – and it’s just found the first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone. What are the implications?

# planets - Thursday 27 February, 2014

# planets - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Is there life on Mars? Ten years on the Opportunity rover is still looking

The rover was only supposed to run for 90 days, but 10 years a 40 Martian kilometers later, it shows no signs of stopping.

# planets - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Column: Stargazing for beginners – get the most out of these dark winter nights

Short days can hinder what we can do with our free time – but there is plenty to see and do at night, even in these days of less money to spend, astronomy is a surprisingly inexpensive (and often free!) hobby to enjoy, writes Conor Farrell.

# planets - Thursday 10 October, 2013

International Space Station to pass in front of the moon tonight

Areas between Dublin and Bantry Bay in Cork should be able to see it tonight.

# planets - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Scientists launch animal sperm bank to recreate populations on other planets

The scientists in Japan were quick to stress that there is presently no human application for the technology but this may be explored in the future.

# planets - Thursday 16 May, 2013

NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it

The planet-hunting telescope is 40 million miles from Earth and searches for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.

# planets - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Earth isn't so special anymore, apparently

We’re not the only good place to hang out in the ‘habitable zone’.

# planets - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Astronomers reveal the smallest planet ever discovered by humans

Earth, meet your new baby cousin: Kepler 37b.

# planets - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut Read Me This post contains images

Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut

Engineer, Norah Patten, has always been fascinated with space and has even made a career out of it. Now she wants to be Ireland’s first female astronaut. Here she tells us why.

# planets - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally

It’s good to be curious about a world outside our own, because being inquisitive in the past has gotten us where we are today, writes Conor Farrell.

# planets - Saturday 20 October, 2012

The top 5 planets that are 'prime candidates' for harbouring life

They all have VERY fancy names.

# planets - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth

The planet is made up mainly of graphite and diamond and was spotted zooming around a nearby star.

# planets - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Blue moon to be visible tomorrow night

This month the universe has decided to throw in a second full moon for the price of one.

# planets - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge PIC: If Jupiter were as close to Earth as the moon is... Backdrop

# planets - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Is today the longest day of the year? Or tomorrow?

It’s tomorrow. Officially. At 12.09am to be exact.

# planets - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

NASA refines Mars landing – but brings it closer to dangerous landing zone

‘Curiosity’ is set to land on the red plant in early August.

# planets - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

VIDEO: Venus passes in front of the sun for the last time before 2117 Transit Of Venus This post contains videos

VIDEO: Venus passes in front of the sun for the last time before 2117

The ‘Transit of Venus’ occurs in pairs, and won’t be seen again this century – but NASA, thankfully, took this video.

# planets - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Astronomers gear up for rare Venus Transit solar event Venus This post contains videos

Astronomers gear up for rare Venus Transit solar event

Next time Venus can be seen travelling across the face of the Sun will be in 2117.

# planets - Thursday 3 May, 2012

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter

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

# planets - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Mars Watch: Tonight's your chance to see the red planet Mars This post contains videos

Mars Watch: Tonight's your chance to see the red planet

Giant telescopes set up around country for public to use.

# planets - 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.

# planets - Monday 12 March, 2012

'Double Planet' in the skies tonight, as Venus and Jupiter blaze together Planets This post contains videos

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

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.

# planets - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight Solar Flare This post contains images

Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight

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.

# planets - Thursday 22 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# planets - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Video: Two 'Earth-sized' planets discovered outside solar system Space This post contains videos

Video: Two 'Earth-sized' planets discovered outside solar system

The planets offer hope that extraterrestrial life could be discovered, scientists say.

# planets - Friday 25 November, 2011

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.

# planets - Thursday 13 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# planets - Saturday 18 September, 2010

Catch a glimpse of Jupiter at its closest for nearly 50 years Astronomy This post contains videos

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

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

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