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From TheJournal.ie Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars Water Water Everywhere

Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Some very bright Irish people are set for placements with the European Space Agency Fly Me To The Moon

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

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

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 UK astronaut Tim Peake arrives at International Space Station Peakey Blinder

UK astronaut Tim Peake arrives at International Space Station

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

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

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

Nasa says the no leak has yet been confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Exploding rockets and chasing comets - The year in space exploration Big Philae Style
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 hopes to communicate drilling results soon, but could it be its final hours? Comet Landing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky Stargazger

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

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

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 Chris Hadfield's replacements to study plants and fire in space Space This post contains videos

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

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

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

Dublin start-up wins at European Space Agency technology awards

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

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 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 The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Video: First satellites of EU's Galileo navigation system launched Navigation This post contains videos

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

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

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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