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Chinese lunar capsule brings Moon rocks back to Earth for the first time since 1970s
# Chang’e 5
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Chinese lunar capsule brings Moon rocks back to Earth for the first time since 1970s

Dec 17th 2020, 7:18 AM 13,061 Views 15 Comments

The Chang’e 5 probe touched down in Inner Mongolia yesterday.

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Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Dec 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 15,062 Views 39 Comments

Chang’e 5 will return to earth with 2kg of moon rocks – it is expected to touch down in Mongolia later this month.

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

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,911 Views 20 Comments

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

China's mission to bring back material from moon blasts off
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China's mission to bring back material from moon blasts off

Nov 24th 2020, 7:12 AM 10,978 Views 13 Comments

Some experts say the mission could pave the way for a crewed lunar mission.

More water on the moon than previously thought, researchers find
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More water on the moon than previously thought, researchers find

Oct 26th 2020, 4:42 PM 32,298 Views 33 Comments

The findings may have implications for future missions to the moon.

Quiz: How much do you know about the Moon?
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Quiz: How much do you know about the Moon?

Oct 25th 2020, 10:00 PM 68,725 Views 41 Comments

NASA is to announce “new science results” about the Moon tomorrow.

Quiz: How much do you know about the Apollo 11 moon landing?
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Quiz: How much do you know about the Apollo 11 moon landing?

Jul 16th 2020, 9:30 PM 28,772 Views 41 Comments

Today marks 51 years since the launch of Apollo 11.

Pink supermoon set to grace the skies over Ireland tonight
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Pink supermoon set to grace the skies over Ireland tonight

Apr 7th 2020, 7:34 AM 137,739 Views 20 Comments

Despite its name, there won’t be any dramatic colour change.

A 'deep' partial eclipse of the moon takes place this evening
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A 'deep' partial eclipse of the moon takes place this evening

Jul 16th 2019, 6:15 AM 25,641 Views 27 Comments

There won’t be another one for 2 years, so Astronomy Ireland is asking people to send photos of the eclipse into them.

'The excitement of it was magical': How Ireland tuned in to watch Apollo 11 make history
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# One Small Step

'The excitement of it was magical': How Ireland tuned in to watch Apollo 11 make history

Jul 13th 2019, 10:30 AM 14,038 Views 40 Comments

It was in the early hours of 21 July 1969 that Irish audiences first heard Neil Armstrong’s famous words as he stepped onto the surface.

PHOTOS: Thousands turn out to watch rare total solar eclipse in South America
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PHOTOS: Thousands turn out to watch rare total solar eclipse in South America

Jul 3rd 2019, 7:41 AM 10,136 Views 10 Comments

Solar eclipses happen when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up, allowing the Moon to cast its shadow on Earth.

'We didn't make it': Israel's moon landing attempt fails at last minute
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'We didn't make it': Israel's moon landing attempt fails at last minute

Apr 11th 2019, 9:43 PM 23,864 Views 84 Comments

The craft suffered an engine failure when it was preparing to land this evening.

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side
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Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:49 AM 13,382 Views 31 Comments

China plans to send its Chang’e 5 probe to the moon next year.

Quiz: How much do you know about the moon?
# Out Of This World
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# Out Of This World

Quiz: How much do you know about the moon?

Oct 21st 2018, 9:00 PM 46,643 Views 61 Comments

This quiz is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind*.

Tonight's blood moon is the longest of the 21st century - here's when you can see it best
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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 135,823 Views 24 Comments

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

Trump to meet South Korean leader in Washington as Kim Jong Un summit hangs in the balance
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Trump to meet South Korean leader in Washington as Kim Jong Un summit hangs in the balance

May 22nd 2018, 7:50 AM 6,935 Views 22 Comments

Moon Jae-in jets into Washington on a mission to salvage a rare diplomatic opening.

Pics: Here's how the first supermoon of the year looked around the world last night
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Pics: Here's how the first supermoon of the year looked around the world last night

Jan 2nd 2018, 9:29 AM 14,755 Views 6 Comments

Did you see it?

The first of two supermoons this month will be visible tonight
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The first of two supermoons this month will be visible tonight

Jan 1st 2018, 6:00 PM 27,648 Views 19 Comments

It’ll reach its closest point to Earth at around 10pm.

The supermoon had people staring wide-eyed at the heavens last night
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The supermoon had people staring wide-eyed at the heavens last night

Dec 4th 2017, 8:48 AM 20,925 Views 20 Comments

Some cloud hampered things for Irish stargazers.

WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse
# Lights Out
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WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse

Aug 21st 2017, 5:57 PM 29,091 Views 15 Comments

The solar eclipse will plunge parts of the US into darkness this afternoon.

The United States is about to experience the best eclipse in a lifetime... but how long does Ireland have to wait?
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The United States is about to experience the best eclipse in a lifetime... but how long does Ireland have to wait?

Aug 21st 2017, 8:10 AM 61,361 Views 51 Comments

Ages, is the answer.

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon
# Lunar Palace
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# Lunar Palace

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon

Jul 16th 2017, 12:00 PM 8,392 Views 20 Comments

Lunar Palace simulates a long-term space mission to the moon.

A woman who bought dust from first moon landing for €900 selling it for €3.5 million
# Wise Investment
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A woman who bought dust from first moon landing for €900 selling it for €3.5 million

Jul 14th 2017, 10:03 PM 30,966 Views 37 Comments

The moon fragments had almost been thrown out once before.

'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 17,467 Views 10 Comments

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

The guy who mooned everyone at the Eurovision could be going to jail for it
# Full Moon
# Full Moon

The guy who mooned everyone at the Eurovision could be going to jail for it

May 15th 2017, 6:05 PM 6,352 Views 5 Comments

Don’t flash your bum on live TV in Ukraine, guys.

Puffy faces and a constant need to pee: Moon tourists may be in for a rough ride
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# Fly Me To The Moon

Puffy faces and a constant need to pee: Moon tourists may be in for a rough ride

Mar 11th 2017, 5:00 PM 15,019 Views 24 Comments

Last week SpaceX announced it would launch two tourists to skirt Earth’s satellite next year.

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year
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Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year

Feb 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 11,367 Views 24 Comments

In a statement this evening, the company said that the two people had paid a “significant deposit” to travel beyond the moon.

Eyes to the sky: Ireland will be treated to a rare eclipse of the moon tonight
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# Full Moon Half Moon

Eyes to the sky: Ireland will be treated to a rare eclipse of the moon tonight

Feb 10th 2017, 8:00 AM 25,335 Views 11 Comments

The eclipse will officially begin at 10.30 but dimming will not be visible until after 11.

Look up: The supermoon is expected to last until Wednesday night
# Glancing At The Moonlight
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# Glancing At The Moonlight

Look up: The supermoon is expected to last until Wednesday night

Nov 15th 2016, 7:54 PM 11,497 Views 12 Comments

Despite being 2,023 kilometres farther away, the moon will still look as big as it was on Monday night.

Pictures: Here's how the supermoon looked over Ireland last night
# Spellbinding
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Pictures: Here's how the supermoon looked over Ireland last night

Nov 15th 2016, 8:35 AM 31,229 Views 33 Comments

Some of us got incredible views of the moon last evening. Cloud spoiled the views in other areas unfortunately.

As the moon rises over Ireland at 5pm, it will be the biggest it's been in 68 years
# Supermoon
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# Supermoon

As the moon rises over Ireland at 5pm, it will be the biggest it's been in 68 years

Nov 14th 2016, 4:40 PM 21,754 Views 51 Comments

Make sure to catch a glimpse, weather pemitting of course.

Tonight's Supermoon will be the biggest in 68 years
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# Bright Skies

Tonight's Supermoon will be the biggest in 68 years

Nov 14th 2016, 6:10 AM 17,425 Views 9 Comments

NASA said that it will in fact be an extra-supermoon.

A gigantic inflatable moon is causing havoc in China
# Super Typhoon Meranti
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# Super Typhoon Meranti

A gigantic inflatable moon is causing havoc in China

Sep 15th 2016, 2:12 PM 20,895 Views 30 Comments

Footage broadcast by state television showed the inflatable lunar orb bowling over traffic in the city, blown by the typhoon’s winds of 105 miles per hour.

FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?
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FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?

Aug 6th 2016, 8:30 AM 19,565 Views 47 Comments

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has claimed there is better internet connection 400,000km away than in parts of his constituency.

NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei
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# Made In Taiwan

NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei

Jul 19th 2016, 6:00 AM 13,697 Views 29 Comments

The Resource Prospector project aims to be the first mining expedition on another world.

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for the first 'Strawberry moon' in 70 years
# THE ROSE MOON
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# THE ROSE MOON

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for the first 'Strawberry moon' in 70 years

Jun 20th 2016, 10:55 PM 47,848 Views 57 Comments

The last time the phenomenon occurred was in 1967.

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for a spectacular astronomical display
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Keep an eye on the sky tonight for a spectacular astronomical display

Apr 17th 2016, 7:30 PM 75,930 Views 51 Comments

It’s the most impressive display the Moon can ever put on with another celestial object.

Look up - Jupiter is visible beside the moon tonight
# Spectacle
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Look up - Jupiter is visible beside the moon tonight

Feb 23rd 2016, 9:46 PM 60,076 Views 22 Comments

Astronomy Ireland is advising people to go outdoors and check out the beautiful spectacle.

"Would y'all like to go to the moon with me?" - the story behind this famous lunar photograph
# Fly Me To The Moon
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# Fly Me To The Moon

"Would y'all like to go to the moon with me?" - the story behind this famous lunar photograph

Nov 7th 2015, 8:15 PM 19,322 Views 30 Comments

In 1972 Charles Duke was the youngest man in history to set foot on the moon.

15 of the best Twitter reactions to the Super Blood Moon
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# Blood Moon

15 of the best Twitter reactions to the Super Blood Moon

Sep 28th 2015, 9:18 AM 4,591 Views 0 Comments

Including the best Vine reaction you will see today.

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