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From TheJournal.ie Orion: A successful Planet Earth landing for NASA's latest test-flight Splash-land

Orion: A successful Planet Earth landing for NASA's latest test-flight

The craft flew further and faster than any capsule built for humans since the Apollo moon program — 42 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars COLONISATION

'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars

The second man to land on the Moon said those that travel to Mars shouldn’t envisage that they will ever return to Earth.

From TheJournal.ie The Rosetta probe comet landing cost us... €3.50 each Totally Worth It

The Rosetta probe comet landing cost us... €3.50 each

Hmm, that’s OK then.

From TheJournal.ie A huge comet that's as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars Powdering Through

A huge comet that's as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars

The comet, known as Siding Spring, whizzed past Mars yesterday. Three NASA spacecraft had to take shelter behind the Red Planet as the close encounter took place.

From TheJournal.ie John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers

Plus: How much has Mark Zuckerberg donated to the fight against Ebola?

From TheJournal.ie Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days Exploration

Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days

It’s hardly worth the air miles.

From TheJournal.ie The US and Russia tried it but India is the first country to enter Mars on its first attempt Success

The US and Russia tried it but India is the first country to enter Mars on its first attempt

Indian Prime Minister Nahendra Modi said “this is better than the cricket team.”

From TheJournal.ie After hitting the brakes from 10,000 mph, Nasa's newest Mars orbiter is circling the red planet Nearest Neighbour

After hitting the brakes from 10,000 mph, Nasa's newest Mars orbiter is circling the red planet

Maven is joining a growing number of probes observing Mars from above.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not like Star Trek': This is a big weekend for NASA's plans to land a human on Mars Space Race

'It's not like Star Trek': This is a big weekend for NASA's plans to land a human on Mars

The MAVEN spacecraft, a scout for human explorers, is approaching the red planet

From TheJournal.ie 'The far frontier': NASA Curiosity rover makes it to Martian mountain Lively On Mars

'The far frontier': NASA Curiosity rover makes it to Martian mountain

“The scientific sequel is upon us.”

From TheJournal.ie Look up! We'll be able to see a cyanide-releasing green comet today The Sky At Night

Look up! We'll be able to see a cyanide-releasing green comet today

Comet Jacques will be visible in the skies over Ireland this weekend, emitting a green cyanide trail.

From TheJournal.ie NASA aims to produce oxygen on Mars with 2020 rover experiment Life On Mars

NASA aims to produce oxygen on Mars with 2020 rover experiment

As part of experiments carried out by NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, researchers will look at whether Martian air could be converted for astronauts to breathe.

From TheJournal.ie NASA's Mars rover Opportunity breaks off-world driving record Off-Road

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity breaks off-world driving record

The ten-year old rover managed to travel 40.24km since it landed on Mars in 2004, beating the record originally set back in 1973.

From TheJournal.ie NASA captures stunning footage of rare solar flare Solar Flare Snared

NASA captures stunning footage of rare solar flare

The remarkable event was filmed by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa's 'flying saucer' tests new Mars-landing technology Parachute Failure

Nasa's 'flying saucer' tests new Mars-landing technology

It involves a Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator, but you knew that, right?

From TheJournal.ie Mars, Luiz Suarez, and property prices: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Mars, Luiz Suarez, and property prices: The week in numbers

Plus: What was the average temperature around the world last month?

From TheJournal.ie Curiosity Rover celebrates first year on Mars with an obligatory selfie Greetings Earthlings

Curiosity Rover celebrates first year on Mars with an obligatory selfie

“This is me at work #busy #casualTuesday #cantwaittilpayday”

From TheJournal.ie Look up! We'll have the best view of Mars in two years tonight A Mars A Day

Look up! We'll have the best view of Mars in two years tonight

Hello there, Red Planet.

From TheJournal.ie How long could a human survive on Mars wearing only jeans and a t-shirt? Holiday Plans
From TheJournal.ie A third of the 'Mars One' hopefuls have dropped out ... but all three Irish candidates still in the running The Wrong Stuff

A third of the 'Mars One' hopefuls have dropped out ... but all three Irish candidates still in the running

Over 300 people have dropped out of contention for the Mars One project, due to medical or other personal reasons.

Men try desperately to understand women's beauty secrets

Step one: foundation. Step two: make up.

From TheJournal.ie "An adventure of a lifetime.." This Irish doctor's also on the shortlist to go to Mars To Boldly Go

"An adventure of a lifetime.." This Irish doctor's also on the shortlist to go to Mars

Dr Catherine McGrath joins Trinity scientist Joseph Roche and Cork-based IT engineer Steve Menaa on the list of Irish-based candidates for the ambitious ‘Mars One’ project.

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 Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study Clear Eyes Round Heart

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.

From TheJournal.ie We're being snapped from Mars Say Cheese

We're being snapped from Mars

NASA’s curiosity rover has taken its first photo of Earth from Mars.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Happy Wednesday… Here’s the nine things you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Is there life on Mars? Ten years on the Opportunity rover is still looking Interstellar Trekker

Is there life on Mars? Ten years on the Opportunity rover is still looking

The rover was only supposed to run for 90 days, but 10 years a 40 Martian kilometers later, it shows no signs of stopping.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why is Pluto not a planet? Stargazer

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?

Most of us grew up learning that there were nine planets in the Solar System. But why did Pluto get demoted? Conor Farrell explains how our understanding of the icy body changed.

From TheJournal.ie High Court, Mars, and Niall Horan: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

High Court, Mars, and Niall Horan: The week in numbers

Plus: Where did Michael Noonan rank out of Europe’s Finance Ministers in a Financial Times list?

Meet the Irish man who's been shortlisted to go to Mars and never come back

Dr Joseph Roche, from Kildare, is one of 1,000 people shortlisted for the Mars One colony mission.

From TheJournal.ie Temperatures colder than Mars cause 21 deaths across the United States Polar Vortex This post contains images

Temperatures colder than Mars cause 21 deaths across the United States

The extreme cold weather is causing chaos across the United States and Canada as temperatures plunge as low as -37 degrees Celsius.

From TheJournal.ie One-way trip to Mars? Sign me up, says French woman Mission To Mars

One-way trip to Mars? Sign me up, says French woman

Florence Porcel is down to the last 1,000 candidates for the six-month, no-return trip.

From TheJournal.ie NASA's MAVEN Mars mission launches from Kennedy Space Center Ten Nine Eight

NASA's MAVEN Mars mission launches from Kennedy Space Center

Arrival at Mars is scheduled for September 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about Ireland pledging more towards the Philippines, the botched armed robbery in Drogheda and the plane crash in Russia.

From TheJournal.ie India to launch first Mars mission tomorrow Mars

India to launch first Mars mission tomorrow

The country is aiming to become the only Asian nation to reach the Red Planet.

From TheJournal.ie A spaceship crash, near apocalypse, and six other major miscalculations and mistakes Misperceptions

A spaceship crash, near apocalypse, and six other major miscalculations and mistakes

You’ll be making sure your i’s are dotted and your t’s crossed after this.

From TheJournal.ie Life on Mars? Not looking likely, says new NASA study Red Planet

Life on Mars? Not looking likely, says new NASA study

New findings from NASA’s Curiosity rover found only tiny amounts of methane gas in the atmosphere, making it unlikely that there was life on Mars.

From TheJournal.ie Space food researchers emerge after four months on 'Mars' Food On Mars

Space food researchers emerge after four months on 'Mars'

The six people spent four months living in Hawaii in a simulated exercise, eating foods made from shelf-stable ingredients.

From TheJournal.ie Curiosity rover marks one ground-breaking year of life on Mars NASA This post contains videos

Curiosity rover marks one ground-breaking year of life on Mars

Today will see special NASA livestream events taking place to mark the work of the rover over the past 12 months.

7-year-old boy writes to NASA, gets amazing reply

Here’s the full correspondence, as revealed by Dexter’s dad.