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Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars
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Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars

Jul 25th 2018, 9:31 PM 28,825 Views 63 Comments

The discovery has led to the eternal question to be asked once more – could there be life on Mars?

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

Sep 25th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,679 Views 74 Comments

The European Space Agency says it needs political backing.

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

May 23rd 2017, 9:23 AM 17,201 Views 31 Comments

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

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space
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Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space

Jan 21st 2017, 10:00 AM 7,411 Views 8 Comments

They’ll talk next week.

The pioneering Rosetta probe has crash-landed on Comet 67P
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The pioneering Rosetta probe has crash-landed on Comet 67P

Sep 30th 2016, 12:32 PM 15,394 Views 30 Comments

Wild cheering erupted in the mission control centre in Darmstadt, as spacecraft operations manager Sylvain Lodiot announced the official end of mission.

Some very bright Irish people are set for placements with the European Space Agency
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Some very bright Irish people are set for placements with the European Space Agency

Jun 21st 2016, 6:22 PM 12,208 Views 11 Comments

The numbers employed in the space industry here are set to double to over 1,000 according to the agency.

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

Mar 14th 2016, 11:39 AM 9,617 Views 24 Comments

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

UK astronaut Tim Peake arrives at International Space Station
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UK astronaut Tim Peake arrives at International Space Station

Dec 15th 2015, 6:43 PM 15,320 Views 39 Comments

The 43-year-old said he would call his relatives from space to wish them a merry Christmas.

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

Jul 19th 2015, 12:00 PM 824 Views 11 Comments

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

Evacuation on ISS after toxic leak alarm sounds, all astronauts safe
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Evacuation on ISS after toxic leak alarm sounds, all astronauts safe

Jan 14th 2015, 5:25 PM 14,343 Views 13 Comments

Nasa says the no leak has yet been confirmed.

Exploding rockets and chasing comets - The year in space exploration
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Exploding rockets and chasing comets - The year in space exploration

Dec 26th 2014, 4:00 PM 6,343 Views 1 Comment

What a year it’s been…

Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out
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Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out

Nov 15th 2014, 8:29 AM 17,682 Views 58 Comments

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

Philae hopes to communicate drilling results soon, but could it be its final hours?
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Philae hopes to communicate drilling results soon, but could it be its final hours?

Nov 14th 2014, 9:33 PM 8,792 Views 13 Comments

Due to the lander’s position scientists are concerned about the battery supply.

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

Nov 13th 2014, 11:08 AM 17,248 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Nov 10th 2014, 7:27 PM 12,584 Views 15 Comments

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

Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds
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Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds

Oct 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,225 Views 5 Comments

Almonds? Ugh.

Rosetta spacecraft reaches comet it's been chasing for ten years
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Rosetta spacecraft reaches comet it's been chasing for ten years

Aug 6th 2014, 10:30 AM 11,321 Views 76 Comments

For today, Rosetta will travel alongside the comet but will later start its orbits.

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

Jul 17th 2014, 5:52 PM 7,379 Views 12 Comments

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

The final frontier: Cork company set for space trip after contract win
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The final frontier: Cork company set for space trip after contract win

May 15th 2014, 11:04 AM 6,128 Views 15 Comments

A medical devices company in Cork has won a €1 million contract with the European Space Agency

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky
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Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky

Apr 10th 2014, 7:30 PM 36 Views 14 Comments

With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.

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

Dec 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,562 Views 19 Comments

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

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Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space

Nov 30th 2013, 10:00 AM 11,867 Views 8 Comments

The European Space Agency’s Envistat and other satellites have captured manmade features from above.

European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism
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European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism

Nov 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,662 Views 18 Comments

The European Space Agency is preparing to launch three hi-tech satellites this Friday.

European satellite to crash to earth this weekend
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European satellite to crash to earth this weekend

Nov 8th 2013, 9:10 PM 13,425 Views 20 Comments

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

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak
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NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak

Jul 16th 2013, 3:14 PM 4,396 Views 26 Comments

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

Chris Hadfield's replacements to study plants and fire in space
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Chris Hadfield's replacements to study plants and fire in space

May 29th 2013, 10:58 AM 3,816 Views 10 Comments

Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin will lead his six-month mission with flight engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano.

New solar storm detection centre for Europe
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New solar storm detection centre for Europe

Apr 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,982 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Dec 13th 2012, 10:07 AM 6,149 Views 7 Comments

Enbio signed the contract with the European Space Agency.

Dublin start-up wins at European Space Agency technology awards
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Dublin start-up wins at European Space Agency technology awards

Oct 27th 2012, 2:25 PM 5,192 Views 2 Comments

Vicinity Systems was named the Irish winner and shortlisted for the ESA Special Prize for Innovation at the international Galileo Masters competition.

Irish company Techworks Marine lands major space contract
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Irish company Techworks Marine lands major space contract

Oct 4th 2012, 5:15 PM 5,704 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Aug 4th 2012, 8:30 AM 4,965 Views 4 Comments

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

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter
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European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter

May 3rd 2012, 10:31 AM 1,121 Views 15 Comments

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

Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars
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Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars

Feb 7th 2012, 12:00 PM 2,657 Views 15 Comments

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.

Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month
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Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month

Dec 16th 2011, 1:55 PM 1,799 Views 5 Comments

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

Contact finally made with stranded Russian spacecraft
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Contact finally made with stranded Russian spacecraft

Nov 23rd 2011, 5:13 PM 2,135 Views 0 Comments

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.

The Daily Fix: Friday
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The Daily Fix: Friday

Nov 18th 2011, 7:47 PM 3,271 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Ireland's role in keeping astronauts healthy in space
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Ireland's role in keeping astronauts healthy in space

Nov 18th 2011, 3:12 PM 2,470 Views 3 Comments

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

Nov 4th 2011, 12:07 PM 754 Views 9 Comments

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

Video: First satellites of EU's Galileo navigation system launched
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Video: First satellites of EU's Galileo navigation system launched

Oct 21st 2011, 2:42 PM 794 Views 3 Comments

European and Russian scientists worked together to set up today’s launch using a Soyuz rocket.

Scientists plan ambitious launch of spacecraft bound for the Sun
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# Send It At Night

Scientists plan ambitious launch of spacecraft bound for the Sun

Oct 5th 2011, 10:33 AM 375 Views 5 Comments

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

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