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#Space

# space - Friday 24 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A Nasa spacecraft that will land on an asteroid and take a sample has just glimpsed its target In Sight This post contains videos

A Nasa spacecraft that will land on an asteroid and take a sample has just glimpsed its target

The asteroid named Bennu is about the size of a mountain.

# space - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule SpaceX

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule

On 3 August the agency named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019.

# space - Thursday 9 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Space Force to be a branch of US military and will prepare for 'next battlefield' Guns In Space This post contains videos

Space Force to be a branch of US military and will prepare for 'next battlefield'

Nasa, by comparison, is an independent and civilian branch of government.

# space - Friday 27 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tonight's blood moon is the longest of the 21st century - here's when you can see it best The Bloodening

Tonight's blood moon is the longest of the 21st century - here's when you can see it best

The lunar eclipse coincides with a close passing of Mars in tonight’s sky.

# space - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter Discovery

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered the first four of Jupiter’s moons in 1610.

# space - Saturday 14 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The first space tourist flights could happen over the next year Space Tourism

The first space tourist flights could happen over the next year

Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are racing to be the first to finish their tests.

# space - Saturday 30 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Japanese rocket crashes and explodes shortly after take off Interstellar Technologies

Japanese rocket crashes and explodes shortly after take off

No injuries were reported in the spectacular explosion.

# space - Sunday 13 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Meet the 'secretive' Limerick man who's quietly putting eyes on spacecraft and cars Arralis

Meet the 'secretive' Limerick man who's quietly putting eyes on spacecraft and cars

Arralis CEO Barry Lunn is working towards the motoring industry’s ‘iPhone moment’.

# space - Saturday 5 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like standing inside the yellow line when a train goes past' - Why cyclists want a bit of space Gimme Space

'It's like standing inside the yellow line when a train goes past' - Why cyclists want a bit of space

Motorists are being asked to give cyclists space this weekend.

# space - Sunday 29 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds Astronomy

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds

“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”

# space - Monday 9 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Irish scientists will help build the world's most powerful and expensive telescope Out Of This World

Irish scientists will help build the world's most powerful and expensive telescope

The new telescope will be 10 times more powerful than the Hubble telescope and help us observe the first stars in the universe.

# space - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments Dragon

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments

The supply capsule launched on Monday from Florida.

# space - Monday 2 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific Tiangong-1

Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific

The remote location of its landing made it difficult for stargazers to witness the event.

# space - Friday 30 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Astronomers find the 'impossible': A galaxy without dark matter Omg Moment

Astronomers find the 'impossible': A galaxy without dark matter

The discovery could revise or even upend theories of how galaxies are formed.

# space - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Debris from space station hurtling towards Earth not expected to hit populated areas Do Not Panic

Debris from space station hurtling towards Earth not expected to hit populated areas

One expert said the odds of being struck by space debris are 10 million times less likely than getting hit by lightening.

# space - Friday 23 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed Prostitution

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed

Supporters and detractors of the new law have spoken of their frustration over the new bill.

# space - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Japanese astronaut apologises after saying he'd grown 9cm while in space To Boldly Grow

Japanese astronaut apologises after saying he'd grown 9cm while in space

His Russian captain suspected that 9cm was “too much elongation”. He was right.

# space - Sunday 7 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe' Tabby's Star

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.

# space - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Here's how the first supermoon of the year looked around the world last night Star Gazing

# space - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Someone sent a kebab into space, and it's strangely majestic

One small step for kebab, one giant leap for kebab-kind.

# space - Friday 22 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died RIP

Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died

He was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker’s jetpack.

# space - Monday 11 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Trump signs order to send astronauts to the moon, to Mars and 'perhaps many worlds beyond' To Boldly Go

Trump signs order to send astronauts to the moon, to Mars and 'perhaps many worlds beyond'

Budget issues have curtailed similar efforts by other Republican presidents.

# space - Monday 4 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The supermoon had people staring wide-eyed at the heavens last night Stargazing

The supermoon had people staring wide-eyed at the heavens last night

Some cloud hampered things for Irish stargazers.

# space - Sunday 26 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's first ever satellite could blast off as early as 2019 (and it might even have a little flag) Eirsat-1

Ireland's first ever satellite could blast off as early as 2019 (and it might even have a little flag)

Eirsat-1 will hitch a ride to the ISS before it’s released into space.

# space - Monday 25 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040 Fly Me To The Moon This post contains videos

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040

The European Space Agency says it needs political backing.

# space - Saturday 16 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How much do you know about space exploration? Houston We Have A...

Quiz: How much do you know about space exploration?

Can you blast off?

# space - Friday 8 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Keep watch - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies this weekend Rare Occurrence

Keep watch - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies this weekend

That’s according to Astronomy Ireland.

# space - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie An Irish documentary tells the incredible story of the Voyager spacecraft The Farthest

An Irish documentary tells the incredible story of the Voyager spacecraft

We talked to the film’s director, Emer Reynolds.

# space - Sunday 3 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: After 9 months in space, record-breaking astronaut returns to Earth Peggy Whitson

Pictures: After 9 months in space, record-breaking astronaut returns to Earth

Peggy and two of her colleagues landed in Kazakhstan this morning.

# space - Friday 1 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth Close One

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth

Scientists had planned to study the asteroid up close when it passes.

# space - Saturday 26 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'The thing for Ireland is to be sure not to be left behind': Ireland should set up its own space agency, say scientists Out Of This World

'The thing for Ireland is to be sure not to be left behind': Ireland should set up its own space agency, say scientists

A new report argues that investing in its space industry could have big economic returns for Ireland.

# space - Thursday 24 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video The Next Generation

SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video

The company hopes to start launching crewed flights from next year.

# space - Monday 21 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse Lights Out

WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse

The solar eclipse will plunge parts of the US into darkness this afternoon.

# space - Sunday 6 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie This Irish space balloon mission captured stunning photos of the earth this week International Space University

This Irish space balloon mission captured stunning photos of the earth this week

The International Space University is hosting its 30th Space Studies Program at CIT this summer.

# space - Thursday 27 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there Birr-illiant

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there

Ireland is to be part of a huge Europe-wide telescope.

# space - Sunday 16 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon Lunar Palace

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon

Lunar Palace simulates a long-term space mission to the moon.

# space - Thursday 13 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Jupiter's Great Red Spot has just been snapped from above and the images are stunning Gas Giant

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has just been snapped from above and the images are stunning

The ‘spot’ is actually a storm that rages on the planet.

# space - Saturday 17 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope' Walking In Space This post contains videos

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'

A former Nasa astronaut talks to us about his time in space, and the goal of humans reaching Mars.

# space - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie European Space Agency gives go-ahead for Ireland's first satellite We Have Liftoff

European Space Agency gives go-ahead for Ireland's first satellite

An Irish project was selected by the ESA’s Fly Your Satellite! (FYS) programme.

# space - Monday 8 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie An unmanned US military spacecraft spent 718 days orbiting Earth in secret mission Air Force

An unmanned US military spacecraft spent 718 days orbiting Earth in secret mission

It landed in Florida yesterday morning.

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