# earth - Friday 17 January, 2014
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
The European Space Agency’s Envistat and other satellites have captured manmade features from above.
# earth - Tuesday 19 November, 2013
The European Space Agency is preparing to launch three hi-tech satellites this Friday.
# earth - Sunday 15 September, 2013
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
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
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will seize a rare opportunity to image the whole Saturn system and the Earth next month.
# earth - Tuesday 14 May, 2013
# earth - Sunday 28 April, 2013
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
The unfortunate sketch was found on the NASA website.
# earth - Saturday 20 April, 2013
We’re not the only good place to hang out in the ‘habitable zone’.
# earth - Sunday 7 April, 2013
International agreement allows satellites to be pulled out of their orbit to monitor natural or manmade disasters.
# earth - Thursday 4 April, 2013
(Well, it’s not on Earth, for one thing).
# earth - Monday 18 March, 2013
And why are some more slow-moving than others?
# earth - Sunday 27 January, 2013
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 25 December, 2012
Landing on Mars, meteor showers and fixing the space station with a toothbrush – it’s been quite a year.
# earth - Thursday 13 December, 2012
Stargazers will be able to see a shooting star per minute without the use of a telescope or binoculars.
# earth - Thursday 6 December, 2012
The images were taken by an orbiting satellite and show bright lights across the world at night.
# earth - Thursday 9 August, 2012
Eyes to the sky, Astronomy Ireland are expecting a celestial firework show this weekend.
# earth - Monday 30 July, 2012
Richard A Muller founded a research project into the rise in earth surface temperature… and the findings surprised even him.
# earth - Friday 6 July, 2012
# earth - Thursday 5 July, 2012
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
One word: Wow.
# earth - Tuesday 26 June, 2012
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 - Monday 23 April, 2012
NASA timelapse photos. It’s a wonderful world.
# earth - Sunday 1 April, 2012
Astronomers recorded the event this week by placing a telescope on board the Solar Discovery Observatory satellite.
# earth - Thursday 29 March, 2012
Giant telescopes set up around country for public to use.
# earth - Friday 9 March, 2012
Footage shows the tiny model crusted with icicles after rising high above the Earth.