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China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
# Chang’e 5
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# Chang’e 5

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,889 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

Mars drops Uncle Ben's name from rice brand following criticism over racial stereotype
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# Ben’s Original

Mars drops Uncle Ben's name from rice brand following criticism over racial stereotype

Sep 23rd 2020, 1:35 PM 80,843 Views 89 Comments

Packaging with the new name, Ben’s Original, will hit shops next year.

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars
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NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars

Updated Jul 30th 2020, 2:36 PM 21,347 Views 52 Comments

The rocket took off in California despite a 4.2 magnitude earthquake.

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US
# Tianwen 1
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# Tianwen 1

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:50 AM 8,361 Views 17 Comments

The Chinese mission is named Tianwen-1.

Perseverance: NASA announces name of next Mars rover ahead of July launch
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# Perseverance

Perseverance: NASA announces name of next Mars rover ahead of July launch

Mar 5th 2020, 10:47 PM 10,036 Views 5 Comments

It will be the fifth exploratory vehicle on the Red Planet.

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'
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# Marsquake

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'

Apr 24th 2019, 7:15 AM 12,785 Views 10 Comments

Nasa has said the new seismic event was too small to provide solid data on the Martian interior.

After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead
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# Mission Complete

After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead

Feb 14th 2019, 7:42 AM 18,891 Views 49 Comments

The rover has been out of contact since a dust storm on the Red Planet.

That plan to make a colony on Mars and film it for reality TV has gone bust
# Mars One
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# Mars One

That plan to make a colony on Mars and film it for reality TV has gone bust

Feb 12th 2019, 12:05 PM 20,728 Views 32 Comments

The company is in the red, as it were.

Here's what Nasa's InSight lander has been up to this week
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# Martian Task

Here's what Nasa's InSight lander has been up to this week

Dec 1st 2018, 10:00 AM 16,719 Views 13 Comments

We have the details on what its next few weeks will be like.

Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer
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# Mars

Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer

Nov 27th 2018, 9:31 AM 66,265 Views 78 Comments

A lovely sight this grim morning.

'Touchdown confirmed': NASA's InSight Mars explorer lands on Red Planet
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# Mars Landing

'Touchdown confirmed': NASA's InSight Mars explorer lands on Red Planet

Nov 26th 2018, 8:41 PM 16,413 Views 26 Comments

More than half of 43 attempts to reach Mars with rovers, orbiters and probes have failed.

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

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

Jul 27th 2018, 9:29 AM 135,809 Views 25 Comments

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

Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars
# Water Water Everywhere
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# Water Water Everywhere

Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars

Jul 25th 2018, 9:31 PM 28,816 Views 63 Comments

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

Nasa is sending a helicopter that weighs less than 2kg to Mars
# Life On Mars
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# Life On Mars

Nasa is sending a helicopter that weighs less than 2kg to Mars

May 13th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,448 Views 11 Comments

The helicopter is being sent as part of the Mars 2020 mission.

What's in my makeup bag? Mars
# In My Bag
# In My Bag

What's in my makeup bag? Mars

Jan 21st 2018, 1:00 PM 4,567 Views 0 Comments

Havng a rummage through our favourite faces’ wares.

Scientists have discovered glaciers buried deep on the surface of Mars
# Mars Ice
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# Mars Ice

Scientists have discovered glaciers buried deep on the surface of Mars

Jan 13th 2018, 8:00 AM 14,756 Views 14 Comments

A better understanding of the depth and location of ice on the planet could help future exporers.

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

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

Jun 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,461 Views 10 Comments

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

'Life is left up to you': NUIG researcher delves into her Mars simulation mission
# The Martian
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# The Martian

'Life is left up to you': NUIG researcher delves into her Mars simulation mission

Mar 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 8,633 Views 6 Comments

The experiment has been compared to a desert version of the Hollywood movie The Martian.

NASA scientists to spend eight months in Hawaiian dome for 'Mars simulation'
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# Dome Sweet Dome

NASA scientists to spend eight months in Hawaiian dome for 'Mars simulation'

Jan 19th 2017, 12:49 PM 7,990 Views 16 Comments

The study will assess the psychological difficulties associated with living in isolation.

Just as we come to terms with the Toblerone betrayal, Maltesers bags are getting smaller
# Stop The Madness
# Stop The Madness

Just as we come to terms with the Toblerone betrayal, Maltesers bags are getting smaller

Nov 18th 2016, 11:25 AM 3,872 Views 1 Comment

LEAVE THE CHOCOLATE ALONE. JUST LEAVE IT.

European Mars lander's fate unclear, signs 'not good'
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# Probe

European Mars lander's fate unclear, signs 'not good'

Oct 19th 2016, 10:42 PM 12,898 Views 22 Comments

Schiaparelli was meant to test technology for a future European robotic mission to Mars.

Nasa's Curiosity rover has sent back some holiday pics from Mars
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# Red Planet

Nasa's Curiosity rover has sent back some holiday pics from Mars

Sep 10th 2016, 12:45 PM 30,573 Views 31 Comments

The planet’s layered geologic past is shown in new color images returned by the unmanned rover, which is exploring lower Mount Sharp.

For everyone who still misses the Mars Delight every single day
# What A Delight
# What A Delight

For everyone who still misses the Mars Delight every single day

Sep 7th 2016, 2:28 PM 56,449 Views 4 Comments

We’re here for you.

Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science
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# Fresh Air

Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science

Aug 29th 2016, 9:39 AM 20,111 Views 18 Comments

It’s about seeing how astronauts would survive during long-term space travel.

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over
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# Lonely In Hawaii

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over

Aug 22nd 2016, 12:57 PM 19,939 Views 50 Comments

The volunteers have been living on freeze-dried food and trying to avoid personal conflicts.

Company behind Dolmio warns people not to eat its pasta sauce more than once a week
# Red Alert
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# Red Alert

Company behind Dolmio warns people not to eat its pasta sauce more than once a week

Apr 15th 2016, 1:50 PM 62,203 Views 95 Comments

The move is aimed at bringing the company more in line with a new healthy image.

This new Twix chocolate spread looks absolutely delicious
# Gimme
# Gimme

This new Twix chocolate spread looks absolutely delicious

Mar 16th 2016, 12:08 PM 6,417 Views 6 Comments

Our toast will never be the same.

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars
# The Red Planet
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# The Red Planet

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

Mar 14th 2016, 11:39 AM 9,615 Views 24 Comments

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

Even more batches of Mars chocolate bars and Celebrations are being recalled
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# Put Down The Chocolate

Even more batches of Mars chocolate bars and Celebrations are being recalled

Feb 24th 2016, 6:49 PM 20,068 Views 9 Comments

Mars have now included additional batches of Mars, Milky Way, Snickers and Celebrations:

Mars is recalling a load of chocolate bars and boxes of Celebrations in Ireland
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# Total Recall

Mars is recalling a load of chocolate bars and boxes of Celebrations in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2016, 6:30 PM 24,221 Views 28 Comments

The main recall is happening in Germany and the Netherlands after a piece of plastic was found in a product.

NASA wants to grow genetically modified potatoes on Mars
# Astro Spud
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# Astro Spud

NASA wants to grow genetically modified potatoes on Mars

Feb 20th 2016, 10:45 AM 10,776 Views 40 Comments

The spuds will first be tested at the International Potato Center in Peru.

These photos are our first glimpse of the incredible tall sand dunes of Mars
# Free Mars
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# Free Mars

These photos are our first glimpse of the incredible tall sand dunes of Mars

Jan 10th 2016, 8:30 AM 33,131 Views 39 Comments

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has been on the red planet since 2012 and has just sent back these incredible, never-before-seen, photos.

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Quiz: Can you tell if these photos are from Mars or Earth?

Oct 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 21,660 Views 10 Comments

Trickier than you might imagine.

Flowing water has been seen on Mars
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Flowing water has been seen on Mars

Sep 28th 2015, 4:20 PM 24,701 Views 86 Comments

And water could mean life.

The billionaire hoping to send men to Mars says we'll need to nuke it first
# Kaboom
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# Kaboom

The billionaire hoping to send men to Mars says we'll need to nuke it first

Sep 11th 2015, 6:15 AM 25,459 Views 42 Comments

If we want to live there that is.

International team begins year-long 'Mars isolation'
# Inside The Dome
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# Inside The Dome

International team begins year-long 'Mars isolation'

Aug 29th 2015, 11:50 AM 18,346 Views 23 Comments

The men and women will spend their days eating food like powdered cheese and canned tuna, and will only go outside in a spacesuit.

A woman fined for stealing a Mars bar has been given nearly €20,000 to pay it
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# Crowdfunding

A woman fined for stealing a Mars bar has been given nearly €20,000 to pay it

Aug 18th 2015, 9:42 PM 40,895 Views 35 Comments

The internet can be nice. Sometimes.

This space suit isn't from a new sci-fi movie. NASA astronauts might wear this to Mars
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# Into The Beyond

This space suit isn't from a new sci-fi movie. NASA astronauts might wear this to Mars

Jun 5th 2015, 7:00 PM 23,607 Views 20 Comments

For the first time since 1982, NASA is in the process of testing new space suit prototypes.

Poll: Do you think the Mars One project will succeed?
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# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the Mars One project will succeed?

Mar 20th 2015, 8:15 PM 19,229 Views 45 Comments

Bas Lansdorp denied the project is a sham.

The Mission to Mars is a complete sham...
# Waste Of Space
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# Waste Of Space

The Mission to Mars is a complete sham...

Mar 17th 2015, 7:48 PM 43,296 Views 95 Comments

… according to the Irish physicist who was selected to take part.

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