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#Planets

# planets - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?

Feb 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 35,578 Views 37 Comments

Test your knowledge.

# planets - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021
# Look Up
# Look Up

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021

Dec 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 26,645 Views 8 Comments

We’re starting another rotation around the sun. Here’s what to watch out for in the skies.

# planets - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

QUIZ: How much do you know about the planet Venus?
# Space
# Space

QUIZ: How much do you know about the planet Venus?

Sep 16th 2020, 9:30 PM 34,930 Views 28 Comments

Scientists made a new discovery in the clouds of Venus recently…

# planets - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 49,959 Views 43 Comments

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'
# Potential Life
# Potential Life

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

Feb 10th 2018, 8:30 AM 15,613 Views 63 Comments

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

# planets - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

"A giant surprise": New photos reveal previously unseen mountains on Pluto
# The Final Frontier
# The Final Frontier

"A giant surprise": New photos reveal previously unseen mountains on Pluto

Jul 15th 2015, 9:09 PM 21,638 Views 42 Comments

WOAH.

# planets - Sunday 28 June, 2015

What's under the icy seas of Europa? NASA plans to find out
# Under The Sea
# Under The Sea

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

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 AM 11,866 Views 23 Comments

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
# As You Do
# As You Do

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

Jun 11th 2015, 10:29 PM 8,613 Views 28 Comments

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
# Into The Beyond
# Into The Beyond

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

Jun 5th 2015, 7:00 PM 23,623 Views 20 Comments

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
# COLONISATION
# COLONISATION

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

Nov 14th 2014, 2:38 PM 11,788 Views 54 Comments

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
# Deep Space
# Deep Space

These stunning Hubble images show us the secrets of the universe

Nov 8th 2014, 4:00 PM 14,453 Views 28 Comments

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
# Space Race
# Space Race

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

Sep 19th 2014, 7:15 AM 12,252 Views 19 Comments

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

# planets - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 11th 2014, 4:50 PM 4,370 Views 17 Comments

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
# A Mars A Day
# A Mars A Day

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

May 10th 2014, 4:00 PM 19,216 Views 30 Comments

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?
# Stargazer
# Stargazer

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

May 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 76 Views 42 Comments

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

NASA finds 'bonanza' of 715 new planets, but how many could support life?
# Uncharted Space
# Uncharted Space

NASA finds 'bonanza' of 715 new planets, but how many could support life?

Feb 27th 2014, 10:10 AM 10,081 Views 77 Comments

About four in fact.

# planets - Saturday 25 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 25th 2014, 10:00 AM 7,979 Views 25 Comments

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
# Stargazer
# Stargazer

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

Dec 14th 2013, 12:00 PM 6,257 Views 29 Comments

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
# Look Up
# Look Up

International Space Station to pass in front of the moon tonight

Oct 10th 2013, 7:15 AM 17,714 Views 30 Comments

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 Future
# The Future

Scientists launch animal sperm bank to recreate populations on other planets

Aug 28th 2013, 9:30 PM 5,828 Views 24 Comments

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
# KAPUT
# KAPUT

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

May 16th 2013, 1:59 PM 6,245 Views 20 Comments

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
# Kepler
# Kepler

Earth isn't so special anymore, apparently

Apr 20th 2013, 1:00 PM 19,479 Views 103 Comments

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
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Astronomers reveal the smallest planet ever discovered by humans

Feb 20th 2013, 8:11 PM 10,488 Views 41 Comments

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
# Read Me

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

Jan 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 449 Views 63 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 15th 2012, 7:00 PM 6,165 Views 34 Comments

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
# Home 2.0
# Home 2.0

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

Oct 20th 2012, 8:45 AM 7,203 Views 34 Comments

They all have VERY fancy names.

# planets - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth

Oct 11th 2012, 9:29 PM 13,665 Views 59 Comments

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
# Blue Moon
# Blue Moon

Blue moon to be visible tomorrow night

Aug 30th 2012, 7:24 PM 14,646 Views 38 Comments

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

# planets - 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 9,964 Views 47 Comments

One word: Wow.

# planets - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Is today the longest day of the year? Or tomorrow?
# The Longest Day
# The Longest Day

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

Jun 20th 2012, 8:47 PM 13,485 Views 24 Comments

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
# Mars
# Mars

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

Jun 12th 2012, 2:30 PM 2,377 Views 11 Comments

‘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
# Transit Of Venus

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

Jun 6th 2012, 8:17 AM 2,786 Views 8 Comments

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
# Venus

Astronomers gear up for rare Venus Transit solar event

Jun 5th 2012, 11:36 AM 2,631 Views 5 Comments

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
# 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.

# planets - Thursday 29 March, 2012

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

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

Mar 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 9,119 Views 25 Comments

Giant telescopes set up around country for public to use.

# planets - 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 37,192 Views 22 Comments

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
# 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.

# planets - 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 9,667 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.

# planets - Thursday 22 December, 2011

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Dec 22nd 2011, 8:28 AM 3,564 Views 2 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# planets - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 21st 2011, 9:48 PM 4,060 Views 28 Comments

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

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