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# space - 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 25,376 Views 8 Comments

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

# space - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft arrives on Earth
# Sent From Space
# Sent From Space

Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft arrives on Earth

Dec 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,130 Views 11 Comments

Scientists hope the precious samples could help shed light on the origin of life and the formation of the universe.

# space - Friday 4 December, 2020

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Dec 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 15,055 Views 39 Comments

Chang’e 5 will return to earth with 2kg of moon rocks – it is expected to touch down in Mongolia later this month.

# space - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,890 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

# space - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station

Nov 17th 2020, 7:07 AM 13,930 Views 2 Comments

The four astronauts aboard the Dragon capsule will remain at the ISS for six months.

# space - Monday 16 November, 2020

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station

Nov 16th 2020, 7:13 AM 13,713 Views 10 Comments

The flight to the space station – 27.5 hours door to door – should be entirely automated.

# space - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission
# Bennu
# Bennu

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission

Oct 21st 2020, 12:28 PM 17,952 Views 24 Comments

Only Japan has previously collected asteroid samples.

# space - 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 34,902 Views 28 Comments

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

# space - Monday 14 September, 2020

Detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds ‘indicates potential for life’
# Phone Home
# Phone Home

Detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds ‘indicates potential for life’

Sep 14th 2020, 4:30 PM 23,872 Views 35 Comments

The gas has been detected in the atmosphere of Venus, suggesting the planet could host unknown photochemical or geochemical processes.

# space - Sunday 9 August, 2020

The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week
# THE PERSEIDS
# THE PERSEIDS

The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week

Updated Aug 9th 2020, 7:29 AM 70,166 Views 13 Comments

There will be 20 times more shooting stars than a normal night on Tuesday and Wednesday.

# space - Thursday 30 July, 2020

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars

Updated Jul 30th 2020, 2:36 PM 21,347 Views 52 Comments

The rocket took off in California despite a 4.2 magnitude earthquake.

# space - Friday 24 July, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?
# Look To The Skies
# Look To The Skies

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?

Jul 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 26,017 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space
# Star Wars
# Star Wars

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space

Jul 24th 2020, 8:19 AM 23,827 Views 48 Comments

US Space Command said it has evidence that Moscow carried out the test on 15 July.

# space - Thursday 23 July, 2020

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US
# Tianwen 1
# Tianwen 1

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:50 AM 8,361 Views 17 Comments

The Chinese mission is named Tianwen-1.

# space - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars
# Space Race
# Space Race

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars

Jul 15th 2020, 9:27 AM 9,926 Views 11 Comments

Earth and Mars are unusually close at the moment, a mere hop of 55 million kilometres.

# space - Saturday 13 June, 2020

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission
# Liftoff
# Liftoff

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission

Jun 13th 2020, 3:01 PM 28,416 Views 25 Comments

A new batch of 58 Starlink internet satellites and three Earth-observation satellites were launched.

# space - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather
# Return To Orbit
# Return To Orbit

SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather

Updated May 27th 2020, 9:40 PM 72,858 Views 61 Comments

The launch will be attempted again on Saturday.

# space - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow
# Demo 2
# Demo 2

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow

May 26th 2020, 10:24 AM 17,381 Views 27 Comments

If all goes as planned, the mission will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space.

# space - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission
# NASA
# NASA

Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission

Dec 22nd 2019, 5:49 PM 17,612 Views 16 Comments

The two-day demo was originally due to last for over a week.

# space - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

Dec 21st 2019, 10:30 AM 19,454 Views 56 Comments

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

# space - Friday 20 December, 2019

Boeing's Starliner capsule not in proper orbit after blast off from Cape Canaveral
# Rosie
# Rosie

Boeing's Starliner capsule not in proper orbit after blast off from Cape Canaveral

Updated Dec 20th 2019, 1:22 PM 27,328 Views 21 Comments

It’s a huge moment for US spaceflight which is now dependant on private companies.

# space - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy'
# Astronomical
# Astronomical

Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy'

Nov 27th 2019, 9:55 PM 83,196 Views 64 Comments

The black hole is twice as big as scientists believed possible.

# space - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Special delivery containing an oven for baking cookies and sports car parts sent to space station
# Special Delivery
# Special Delivery

Special delivery containing an oven for baking cookies and sports car parts sent to space station

Nov 2nd 2019, 4:50 PM 13,726 Views 8 Comments

The space station is currently home to three Americans, two Russians and one Italian.

# space - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night
# Great Gig In The Sky
# Great Gig In The Sky

'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night

Updated Oct 29th 2019, 11:43 AM 80,537 Views 67 Comments

The brightest of the fireballs was at about 6.54 pm last night.

# space - Friday 18 October, 2019

Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk
# Space
# Space

Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk

Oct 18th 2019, 4:13 PM 7,278 Views 29 Comments

There have been 227 spacewalkers since the first spacewalk in 1965 and all of them have included a male.

# space - Friday 30 August, 2019

Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space'
# Rocket Man
# Rocket Man

Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space'

Aug 30th 2019, 8:25 AM 10,002 Views 26 Comments

US military chiefs claim the move is necessary to defend the country’s ‘way of life’.

# space - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

A humanoid robot has joined the crew of the International Space Station
# Welcome Aboard
# Welcome Aboard

A humanoid robot has joined the crew of the International Space Station

Aug 27th 2019, 8:04 AM 9,907 Views 25 Comments

Fedor copies human movements and can help astronauts carry out tasks remotely.

# space - Saturday 24 August, 2019

NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space
# International Space Station
# International Space Station

NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Aug 24th 2019, 5:01 PM 52,726 Views 39 Comments

NASA astronaut Anne McClain has admitted to accessing her ex-partner’s bank account from the International Space Station.

# space - Monday 12 August, 2019

Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety
# Mix It Up
From The42
# Mix It Up

Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety

Aug 12th 2019, 7:30 PM 26,803 Views 11 Comments

The Irish scrum-halves didn’t kick a single time during the win over Italy.

# space - Sunday 21 July, 2019

The Irish For: An astronaut is a star-sailor, a comet is a paintbrush star
# The Irish For
# The Irish For

The Irish For: An astronaut is a star-sailor, a comet is a paintbrush star

Jul 21st 2019, 8:30 AM 30,967 Views 13 Comments

The calling to travel beyond the Earth owes itself to mythology as well as science, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# space - Friday 7 June, 2019

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020
# Star Tours
# Star Tours

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

Jun 7th 2019, 7:11 PM 10,738 Views 32 Comments

Private astronauts may soon be able to visit the ISS for $35,000 a night.

# space - 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 12,785 Views 10 Comments

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

# space - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Meet Katie Bouman, the MIT computer scientist who made the black hole image possible
# Supermassive Big Star
# Supermassive Big Star

Meet Katie Bouman, the MIT computer scientist who made the black hole image possible

Apr 11th 2019, 12:39 PM 28,134 Views 80 Comments

Bouman has herself became an internet celebrity after yesterday’s picture.

# space - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

This is the first ever image of a black hole, located in a galaxy 53 million light years away
# No Escape
# No Escape

This is the first ever image of a black hole, located in a galaxy 53 million light years away

Updated Apr 10th 2019, 2:11 PM 57,543 Views 94 Comments

“It’s like trying to photograph a golf ball on the Moon.”

# space - Friday 22 February, 2019

Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life
# Ideal Touchdown
# Ideal Touchdown

Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:27 AM 14,721 Views 18 Comments

Meanwhile, Israel began a mission to make its first Moon landing.

# space - Thursday 14 February, 2019

After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead
# Mission Complete
# Mission Complete

After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead

Feb 14th 2019, 7:42 AM 18,891 Views 49 Comments

The rover has been out of contact since a dust storm on the Red Planet.

# space - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

That plan to make a colony on Mars and film it for reality TV has gone bust
# Mars One
# Mars One

That plan to make a colony on Mars and film it for reality TV has gone bust

Feb 12th 2019, 12:05 PM 20,729 Views 32 Comments

The company is in the red, as it were.

# space - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Discovery of 'repeating' radio waves from deep space baffles astronomers
# Fast Radio Bursts
# Fast Radio Bursts

Discovery of 'repeating' radio waves from deep space baffles astronomers

Jan 9th 2019, 9:44 PM 56,598 Views 54 Comments

The waves were discovered by Canadian scientists, who cannot explain their origin.

# space - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side
# Change 4
# Change 4

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:49 AM 13,380 Views 30 Comments

China plans to send its Chang’e 5 probe to the moon next year.

A meteor shower peaking tonight rings in the start of a busy year for stargazing
# The Great Beyond
# The Great Beyond

A meteor shower peaking tonight rings in the start of a busy year for stargazing

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:45 AM 12,537 Views 3 Comments

A supermoon later this month is the first of three in a row.

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