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# earth - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Look up – a bunch of astronauts are about to float over Ireland Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?

Look up – a bunch of astronauts are about to float over Ireland

The International Space Station will be visable in our skies for the next five nights.

# earth - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie There will be six astronauts flying over our heads tonight, so look up ISS

There will be six astronauts flying over our heads tonight, so look up

The International Space Station can be seen in Irish skies tonight and tomorrow.

# earth - Monday 26 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie An asteroid the size of a mountain is passing us by right now Flyby

An asteroid the size of a mountain is passing us by right now

Don’t worry, it won’t crash into us.

# earth - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This is what the most Earth-like planet ever discovered looks like Keplar 438b

This is what the most Earth-like planet ever discovered looks like

It’s chance of being habitable? “Promising.”

# earth - Saturday 29 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie These women were meant to be the first astronauts – but were left on Earth Final Frontier

These women were meant to be the first astronauts – but were left on Earth

Many of the women finalists scored higher in training than their male counterparts.

# earth - Saturday 8 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This guy gets to film polar bears for a living (and one tried to attack him) Polar Bears

# earth - Monday 20 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A huge comet that’s as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars Powdering Through

A huge comet that’s as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars

The comet, known as Siding Spring, whizzed past Mars yesterday. Three NASA spacecraft had to take shelter behind the Red Planet as the close encounter took place.

# earth - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Asteroid hunting probe to travel four years to potato-shaped space rock Voyager

Asteroid hunting probe to travel four years to potato-shaped space rock

Hayabusa-2 will be flung into space on a rocket for a mammoth four year voyage.

# earth - Sunday 17 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Patents and skyscrapers…what makes these 18 cities the most innovative places on Earth We Built This City

Patents and skyscrapers…what makes these 18 cities the most innovative places on Earth

These cities are commended for thinking outside the box of industry, design and urban planning.

# earth - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From Business ETC NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity breaks off-world driving record Off-Road

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity breaks off-world driving record

The ten-year old rover managed to travel 40.24km since it landed on Mars in 2004, beating the record originally set back in 1973.

# earth - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Turns out Earth survived near-miss from a solar storm back in 2012 Close Call

Turns out Earth survived near-miss from a solar storm back in 2012

Modern civilization could have been “knocked back to the 18th century.”

# earth - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ancient Earth-sized ‘diamond’ discovered in space Diamonds In The Sky

Ancient Earth-sized ‘diamond’ discovered in space

Coldest, dimmest white dwarf ever detected has been located in space about 900 light-years from Earth.

# earth - Saturday 21 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie So we all know today is the longest day of the year. But exactly how long? High Noon

So we all know today is the longest day of the year. But exactly how long?

Technically the darkest it gets is very dark twilight.

# earth - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We have found Earth’s Cousin outside our solar system … but what does that mean? Stargazer

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?

# earth - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket Vertigo This post contains videos

Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket

For a securely fastened camera that is.

# earth - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From Business ETC ESA set to launch new earth monitoring satellite into orbit later today Liftoff

ESA set to launch new earth monitoring satellite into orbit later today

The Sentinel-1A satellite is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day and night radar imaging satellite which will be used for land and ocean services.

# earth - Friday 17 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why is Pluto not a planet? Stargazer

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.

# earth - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

# earth - Saturday 30 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space This post contains images

Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space

The European Space Agency’s Envistat and other satellites have captured manmade features from above.

# earth - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism The Magnetic Fields

European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism

The European Space Agency is preparing to launch three hi-tech satellites this Friday.

# earth - Sunday 15 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does Earth’s distance from the Sun cause our seasons? True Or False

Debunked: Does Earth’s distance from the Sun cause our seasons?

The thinking that the further away we are the colder it gets isn’t right. In fact, it’s the complete opposite.

# earth - Thursday 12 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Final Frontier: NASA’s Voyager departs the solar system for deep space To Boldly Go

Final Frontier: NASA’s Voyager departs the solar system for deep space

The Voyager 1 probe was launched in 1977 on a mission to explore the outer planets. It will continue to drift across the galaxy, carrying discs of greetings from planet Earth

# earth - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie NASA to take a photo of the Earth from Saturn Space

NASA to take a photo of the Earth from Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will seize a rare opportunity to image the whole Saturn system and the Earth next month.

# earth - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Did you feel the earth move at 4.16am? (Seriously) Earthquake

Did you feel the earth move at 4.16am? (Seriously)

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake struck Wales in the early hours of this morning – and was even felt 110km away on Ireland’s east coast.

# earth - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

# earth - Sunday 28 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie NASA spots meteors crashing into Saturn’s rings for first time Space

NASA spots meteors crashing into Saturn’s rings for first time

Saturn is now the only place besides Earth, the moon and Jupiter where scientists have been able to observe meteor impacts as they occur.

# earth - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Men are from Mars: €1.9bn NASA Rover draws penis on red planet Rude Planet

Men are from Mars: €1.9bn NASA Rover draws penis on red planet

The unfortunate sketch was found on the NASA website.

# earth - Saturday 20 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Earth isn’t so special anymore, apparently Kepler

Earth isn’t so special anymore, apparently

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

# earth - Sunday 7 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Eyes in sky help when catastrophe strikes Satellites

Eyes in sky help when catastrophe strikes

International agreement allows satellites to be pulled out of their orbit to monitor natural or manmade disasters.

# earth - Friday 5 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Mars missions scaled back in April because of sun Mars

Mars missions scaled back in April because of sun

For much of April, the sun blocks the line of sight between Earth and Mars, making it difficult for engineers to send instructions or hear from spacecraft Curiosity and Opportunity.

# earth - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Space weather: What on earth is that anyway? Solar Storms

Space weather: What on earth is that anyway?

(Well, it’s not on Earth, for one thing).

# earth - Friday 29 March, 2013

How fast is the Internet in space? 8 things we learned from an astronaut’s son

DailyEdge.ie spoke to Evan Hadfield, the son of ISS commander Chris Hadfield.

# earth - Saturday 23 March, 2013

From Business ETC 11 Google products and services you never knew existed What Does That Do

11 Google products and services you never knew existed

You can explore Mars, for starters.

# earth - Monday 18 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie What causes a sinkhole? Careful Now This post contains videos

What causes a sinkhole?

And why are some more slow-moving than others?

# earth - Monday 11 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Asteroid to pass Earth at ‘remarkably close distance’ Asteroid

Asteroid to pass Earth at ‘remarkably close distance’

NASA said the asteroid will not hit earth but it will make the closest ever approach for an object so large.

# earth - Sunday 27 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 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.

# earth - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Gamma-ray burst blasted the Earth in 8th century Black Holes

Gamma-ray burst blasted the Earth in 8th century

Space scientists have built on a study by an astrophysicist of the rings of ancient cedar trees – and concluded that two black holes collided.

# earth - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie 2012: The year in space exploration 2012 Review This post contains images

2012: The year in space exploration

Landing on Mars, meteor showers and fixing the space station with a toothbrush – it’s been quite a year.

# earth - Thursday 13 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight Meteors

Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight

Stargazers will be able to see a shooting star per minute without the use of a telescope or binoculars.

# earth - Thursday 6 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Dramatic NASA pics show Earth lit up at night Black Marble

PHOTOS: Dramatic NASA pics show Earth lit up at night

The images were taken by an orbiting satellite and show bright lights across the world at night.

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