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From TheJournal.ie Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space ISS

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space

They’ll talk next week.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars The Red Planet

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars

The key goal is to analyse methane, a gas which is created in large by living microbes.

From TheJournal.ie We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age Column

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

From TheJournal.ie After a seven month nap, the tiny Philae probe has woken up and made contact Distant Comet
From TheJournal.ie Ireland looked pretty damn good from space yesterday LOOKING DOWN
From TheJournal.ie A decade of observing Earth from space has given us these breathtaking views Distant Beauty

A decade of observing Earth from space has given us these breathtaking views

There’s even one of cloudless skies over Ireland… Cloudless.

From TheJournal.ie A robot missing since 2003 has been found on Mars Mars Attracts

A robot missing since 2003 has been found on Mars

Beagle 2 has been missing since it was due to land on Mars on Christmas Day 2003.

From TheJournal.ie The last tweets from the comet lander are pretty heartbreaking... Goodnight Tiny Probe

The last tweets from the comet lander are pretty heartbreaking...

The Philae lander, perched on a distant comet hurtling towards the Sun, delivered everything scientists were expecting of it before losing power.

From TheJournal.ie Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out Sleep Tight

Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out

The robot probe managed to transfer all of the data it collected to its mother ship before it took its eternal nap.

From TheJournal.ie Philae seems to be stuck under a cliff with one leg dangling in space Comet The Day

Philae seems to be stuck under a cliff with one leg dangling in space

That means it may not be able to fully charge its solar-powered batteries.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City C-langers

Here's what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City

It’s safe to say Elysian wouldn’t look so tall anymore.

From TheJournal.ie Ever wanted to see a comet up close? You're in luck Dark Side Of The Comet

Ever wanted to see a comet up close? You're in luck

The photos were shot from a distance of 30km or less.

From TheJournal.ie Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds Pungent
From TheJournal.ie Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online Out Of This World

Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online

One small click of a mouse. One giant leap…

From TheJournal.ie Here's how to keep up to date with all things space-related The Sky At Night

Here's how to keep up to date with all things space-related

It might all be happening up there, but there’s loads to read down here.

From TheJournal.ie Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of 'strange-looking potato' formation Space Probe

Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of 'strange-looking potato' formation

The Rosetta probe is due to land on the comet in November – and its latest pictures suggest it is made of two distinct parts.

From TheJournal.ie These Limerick students built a satellite in a can and won a European prize Satellite Of Love

These Limerick students built a satellite in a can and won a European prize

The team from Crescent College Comprehensive came third in a European competition for their CanSat.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket Vertigo This post contains videos

Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket

For a securely fastened camera that is.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie European comet-chasing satellite awakens from hibernation Hey Rosetta

European comet-chasing satellite awakens from hibernation

The Rosetta satellite even tweeted as Gaeilge.

From TheJournal.ie Europe's €740 million star-hunting telescope 'Gaia' enters Earth orbit Seeing Stars

Europe's €740 million star-hunting telescope 'Gaia' enters Earth orbit

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.

From TheJournal.ie ESA launches rocket that will create a detailed map of the Milky Way SPACE DISCOVERY

ESA launches rocket that will create a detailed map of the Milky Way

Today engineers will command Gaia to perform the first of two critical thruster firings to ensure it’s on the right trajectory.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie European satellite to crash to earth this weekend Satellite

European satellite to crash to earth this weekend

The chances of a human being hit are about 65,000 times lower than getting struck by lightning, the European Space Agency.

From TheJournal.ie NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak ISS

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak

The dangerous water leak occurred in the helmet of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano about an hour into the spacewalk.

From TheJournal.ie New solar storm detection centre for Europe Solar Storms

New solar storm detection centre for Europe

The centre in Brussels is part of wider system that tracks objects in space that threaten to collide with the Earth.

From TheJournal.ie Irish company wins €500k deal to make sunscreen for satellites Sunscreen

Irish company wins €500k deal to make sunscreen for satellites

Enbio signed the contract with the European Space Agency.

From TheJournal.ie Irish company Techworks Marine lands major space contract European Space Agency

Irish company Techworks Marine lands major space contract

The firm will now lead a European Space Agency research project.

From TheJournal.ie PIC: The most jewel-like image of the universe we've ever seen
From TheJournal.ie Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world? Final Frontier

Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world?

From exercising in space to 3D animations, here’s how Ireland is contributing to global research for future space missions.

From TheJournal.ie European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter Space

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter

New mission will focus on the gas giant’s three large icy moons.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars Red Planet This post contains images

Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars

A two-year investigation by a European Space Agency probe has found strong new evidence to show there was once an ocean on the red planet.

From TheJournal.ie Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month Space

Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month

The unmanned Phobos-Ground craft, which was set to land on one of Mars’s moons, will return sometime in January.

From TheJournal.ie Contact finally made with stranded Russian spacecraft Space This post contains videos

Contact finally made with stranded Russian spacecraft

The Phobos-Grunt mission to Mars launched on 8 November, but the engine boosts to push it out of Earth’s orbit and on towards the Martian moon Phobos failed.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's role in keeping astronauts healthy in space Space

Ireland's role in keeping astronauts healthy in space

Two European Space Agency contracts were won by two Irish men in Dublin universities, to help them undertake research on ‘accelerated ageing’ and lack of exercise in space.

Video, photos: Simulated mission to Mars ends after 520 days of isolation Mars This post contains images

Video, photos: Simulated mission to Mars ends after 520 days of isolation

A group of six scientists and engineers emerged from their capsule earlier today.

Scientists plan ambitious launch of spacecraft bound for the Sun

The European Space Agency plans to launch a solar orbiter, which will travel closer to the Sun than anything has gone before.