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Earth

# 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

# 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

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.

# earth - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system Stellar Neighbour

Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system

Astronomers have found the closest planet in location and size to the Earth circling a star in the system Alpha Centauri.

# earth - Thursday 11 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth Final Frontier

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.

# earth - Thursday 9 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Meteors to rain down on Earth over coming week Astronomy

Meteors to rain down on Earth over coming week

Eyes to the sky, Astronomy Ireland are expecting a celestial firework show this weekend.

# earth - Monday 30 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Climate change sceptic ‘converted’ by own research Global Warming

Climate change sceptic ‘converted’ by own research

Richard A Muller founded a research project into the rise in earth surface temperature… and the findings surprised even him.

# earth - Saturday 28 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space? Final Frontier

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

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

# earth - Monday 23 July, 2012

VIDEO: Beautiful time-lapse film of Earth by night

This may help put your Monday in perspective.

# earth - Friday 13 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: This is what the largest atlas in the world looks like Record Breaker This post contains images

PHOTOS: This is what the largest atlas in the world looks like

The atlas weighs in at more than 23 stone and each page is almost 2 metres high.

# earth - Friday 6 July, 2012

Out of This World Pic of the Day

A view from Mars.

# earth - Thursday 5 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie CERN head scientist adds another date to Dublin visit this month Well Done Sir

CERN head scientist adds another date to Dublin visit this month

Just as team in Geneva make headway in ‘God particle’ search, their Director General will speak here on the work of the Large Hadron Collider.

# earth - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

# earth - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Is NASA’s Voyager about to leave the solar system? Final Frontier

Is NASA’s Voyager about to leave the solar system?

The spacecraft, which was launched in 1977, appears to be on the verge of becoming the first spaceship to leave the solar system. Bon voyage…

# earth - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Is today the longest day of the year? Or tomorrow? The Longest Day

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

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

# earth - Monday 23 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie And here is the view from space… View From Above

And here is the view from space…

NASA timelapse photos. It’s a wonderful world.

# earth - Sunday 1 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Watch: the solar tornado that’s ‘five times wider than Earth’ Solar Tornado

Watch: the solar tornado that’s ‘five times wider than Earth’

Astronomers recorded the event this week by placing a telescope on board the Solar Discovery Observatory satellite.

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