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# universe - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Scientists unveil ‘most accurate virtual representation of the universe’
# Simulations
# Simulations

Scientists unveil ‘most accurate virtual representation of the universe’

Feb 10th 2022, 9:35 AM 20,279 Views 16 Comments

The simulations were created using a supercomputer to recreate the entire evolution of the cosmos.

# universe - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

15 times the universe conspired to produce something mildly interesting
# Glitch
From The Daily Edge
# Glitch

15 times the universe conspired to produce something mildly interesting

Jan 19th 2016, 1:12 PM 9,652 Views 5 Comments

A beautiful glitch in the matrix.

# universe - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future

Apr 10th 2015, 6:00 PM 172 Views 51 Comments

With CERN membership, Ireland’s brightest minds would be able to work on some of the most advanced projects in the world.

# universe - 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 10,091 Views 77 Comments

About four in fact.

# universe - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Is this the most bizarre cover ever to grace a newspaper magazine?
# Planet Hillary
From The Daily Edge
# Planet Hillary

Is this the most bizarre cover ever to grace a newspaper magazine?

Jan 25th 2014, 4:00 PM 17,816 Views 15 Comments

This weekend’s New York Times magazine cover is pretty spectacular.

# universe - 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.

# universe - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Column: Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust

Jan 12th 2014, 12:00 PM 3,649 Views 121 Comments

It’s been said that we are all made of ‘starstuff’. It’s an awe-inspirining statement, but how accurate is it? Conor Farrell explains.

# universe - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

The Big Bang Theory explained in five minutes
# Neverending Story
From The Daily Edge
# Neverending Story

The Big Bang Theory explained in five minutes

Aug 21st 2013, 6:56 PM 16,533 Views 76 Comments

No, not the US sitcom.

# universe - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Billion-year-old water discovered in Canada could give clues to early life on Earth
# Planet Earth
# Planet Earth

Billion-year-old water discovered in Canada could give clues to early life on Earth

May 16th 2013, 10:13 AM 15,432 Views 91 Comments

Life-giving chemicals have been discovered in isolated water believed to be 1.5 billion years old, raising hopes of scientists finding surviving microscopic organisms from a prehistoric age.

# universe - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Column: Chris Hadfield is inspiring a new generation of astronauts
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Chris Hadfield is inspiring a new generation of astronauts

May 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 256 Views 5 Comments

With photos shared on social media and down-to-earth video interviews, Commander Chris Hadfield is surely inspiring many young people to become astronauts and to work in other areas of the space industry, writes Colm Quinn.

# universe - 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 6,746 Views 32 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.

# universe - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

PIC: The most jewel-like image of the universe we've ever seen

PIC: The most jewel-like image of the universe we've ever seen

Sep 26th 2012, 1:36 PM 7,948 Views 55 Comments

Dazzling.

# universe - 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 14,664 Views 38 Comments

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

# universe - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?

Jul 28th 2012, 1:00 PM 5,144 Views 26 Comments

Mankind’s fascination with space has long sparked fantasies of living away from Earth, but is this any closer to becoming a reality?

# universe - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

NASA prepares to launch mission to hunt down black holes
# NuSTAR
# NuSTAR

NASA prepares to launch mission to hunt down black holes

May 30th 2012, 8:15 PM 3,025 Views 18 Comments

High energy X-ray vision will be used in new orbiting telescope to “open a whole new window on the universe”.

# universe - 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 1,124 Views 15 Comments

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

# universe - Sunday 8 January, 2012

Stephen Hawking turns 70: Here's 7 of his best quotes
# Stephen Hawking
# Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking turns 70: Here's 7 of his best quotes

Jan 8th 2012, 9:15 AM 18,688 Views 26 Comments

The hugely influential physicist, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease when he was just 21, turns 70 today. We take a look at some of the scientist, lecturer and author’s best quotes.

# universe - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Nobel Prize for physics awarded for focus on universe expansion
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize for physics awarded for focus on universe expansion

Oct 4th 2011, 2:47 PM 324 Views 2 Comments

Three US scientists whose work changed views on the universe’s continual expansion have been awarded the prestigious prize.

# universe - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Cosmic explosion oldest, most distant event in the universe
# Cosmic Explosion
From The Daily Edge
# Cosmic Explosion

Cosmic explosion oldest, most distant event in the universe

May 26th 2011, 11:01 AM 231 Views 0 Comments

Astronomers have found a massive explosion that they believe occurred just 620 million years after the Big Bang.

# universe - Thursday 2 September, 2010

God did not create the universe: Hawking
# Stephen Hawking
# Stephen Hawking

God did not create the universe: Hawking

Sep 2nd 2010, 3:50 PM 260 Views 0 Comments

A new book by Stephen Hawking revises his view on god, human knowledge, and the secrets of existence.

# universe - Friday 20 August, 2010

Moon is shrinking, say scientists
# What?
From The Daily Edge
# What?

Moon is shrinking, say scientists

Aug 20th 2010, 2:06 PM 243 Views 0 Comments

And that’s not all the bad news from space.