# space - Thursday 17 April, 2014
Scientists discover planet that is more like Earth than any other planet (but still not that similar)
The planet is snappily named Kepler 186f.
# space - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
“We have not seen anything like this before,” said one scientist.
# space - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
The ISS will be visible in the skies every night for the next seven days.
# space - Saturday 12 April, 2014
However, the six-man crew is not currently in danger, officials have said.
# space - Thursday 10 April, 2014
With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.
# space - Tuesday 8 April, 2014
For a securely fastened camera that is.
# space - Tuesday 1 April, 2014
The NASA Space Apps Challenge is aimed at secondary school and third-level students and will tackle themes such as human space flight, asteroids and robotics.
# space - Saturday 29 March, 2014
Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.
# space - Thursday 20 March, 2014
A new discovery has shed light on the beginning of the universe itself and will help us to understand how gravitational extremes like black holes work, writes Conor Farrell.
# space - Tuesday 18 March, 2014
Spot the lad in the green hat.
# space - Thursday 13 March, 2014
Shifting possession to the far side of the pitch following a transfer of possession may not always be the ideal tactic.
# space - Tuesday 11 March, 2014
It’s hoped scenarios like the one depicted in the sci-fi movie ‘Gravity’ can be prevented by striking dangerous bits of debris with lasers based on Earth.
# space - Monday 10 March, 2014
If you did, you weren’t alone.
# space - Thursday 27 February, 2014
Any excuse to listen to Enya.
About four in fact.
# space - Tuesday 25 February, 2014
Might the money spent on space exploration by governments and scientific institutes be better used for “real world” problems? Conor Farrell takes a look.
# space - Wednesday 19 February, 2014
With Stuart Lancaster’s men rushing up, there may be space for Ireland on the outside edges and in behind.
# space - Thursday 13 February, 2014
Officials in China say there are new hopes that the Jade Rabbit lunar rover can be repaired after suffering a malfunction.
# space - Wednesday 5 February, 2014
By sending mini-satellites into low Earth orbit, the project aims to beam WiFi to those who wouldn’t usually have access to it.
# space - Sunday 2 February, 2014
The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, as the famous song goes*. But how about the other direction?
# space - Wednesday 29 January, 2014
The Dublin-based scientist is one of the candidates selected for the ‘Mars One’ mission, which aims to land humans on the planet by 2025.
# space - Monday 27 January, 2014
An area of the county will now be classified as a ‘Dark Sky’ region.
# space - Saturday 25 January, 2014
The rover was only supposed to run for 90 days, but 10 years a 40 Martian kilometers later, it shows no signs of stopping.
# space - Monday 20 January, 2014
The Rosetta satellite even tweeted as Gaeilge.
# space - 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.
Irish scientists who worked on an Apollo 16 will showcase their work.
# space - Sunday 12 January, 2014
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.
# space - Friday 10 January, 2014
Once he’s not planning on piloting any spaceships this evening, perhaps we should let him away with it…
# space - Thursday 9 January, 2014
Dr Joseph Roche, from Kildare, is one of 1,000 people shortlisted for the Mars One colony mission.
Data from the craft will be used to create the most accurate 3D map of the Milky Way yet, allowing astronomers to determine the origin and evolution of the galaxy.
# space - Wednesday 8 January, 2014
Chris Hadfield’s former home will stay in operation until 2024. It was due to be decommissioned in 2020.
# space - Tuesday 24 December, 2013
The spacewalk is taking place at the moment and is being streamed live from the International Space Station.
# space - Sunday 22 December, 2013
China had another first this month with its moon rover – but its neighbours are not far behind.
# space - Saturday 21 December, 2013
The lads might get Christmas day off now.
# space - Friday 20 December, 2013
The robot is programmed to process questions and select words from its vocabulary to construct an answer.
Today engineers will command Gaia to perform the first of two critical thruster firings to ensure it’s on the right trajectory.
# space - Saturday 14 December, 2013
Everyone’s talking about Gerry Adams at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Commander Chris Hadfield in Dublin, and the weather…
It is the first time in almost four decades that a spacecraft has landed on the moon.