# earth - Wednesday 24 August, 2016
Named Proxima b, the planet is in a temperate zone compatible with the presence of liquid water – a key ingredient for life.
# earth - Wednesday 18 May, 2016
The asteroid hit Earth about 3.5 billion years ago.
# earth - Wednesday 6 April, 2016
It’s hump day – give yourself a little breather…
# earth - Sunday 3 April, 2016
# earth - Saturday 13 February, 2016
Before you panic: no, it’s not going to hit us — though it’s going to come tantalisingly close.
# earth - Monday 26 October, 2015
Trickier than you might imagine.
# earth - Sunday 23 August, 2015
It wouldn’t be the best thing that could happen.
# earth - Tuesday 21 July, 2015
When it comes to climate change, we can’t blame ‘Acts of God’ for destroying our planet. We can only blame ourselves.
And it’s pretty impressive.
# earth - Thursday 9 April, 2015
The International Space Station will be visable in our skies for the next five nights.
# earth - Wednesday 18 February, 2015
The International Space Station can be seen in Irish skies tonight and tomorrow.
# earth - Monday 26 January, 2015
Don’t worry, it won’t crash into us.
# earth - Tuesday 6 January, 2015
It’s chance of being habitable? “Promising.”
# earth - Saturday 29 November, 2014
Many of the women finalists scored higher in training than their male counterparts.
# earth - Saturday 8 November, 2014
Meet Gordon Buchanan.
# earth - Monday 20 October, 2014
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
Hayabusa-2 will be flung into space on a rocket for a mammoth four year voyage.
# earth - Sunday 17 August, 2014
These cities are commended for thinking outside the box of industry, design and urban planning.
# earth - Tuesday 29 July, 2014
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
Modern civilization could have been “knocked back to the 18th century.”
# earth - Tuesday 24 June, 2014
Coldest, dimmest white dwarf ever detected has been located in space about 900 light-years from Earth.
# earth - Saturday 21 June, 2014
Technically the darkest it gets is very dark twilight.
# earth - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
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
For a securely fastened camera that is.
# earth - Thursday 3 April, 2014
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
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 - Wednesday 29 May, 2013
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
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 - Friday 5 April, 2013
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
(Well, it’s not on Earth, for one thing).