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NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course
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NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course

Nov 24th 2021, 6:41 AM 11,411 Views 20 Comments

The asteroids in question pose no threat to our planet.

NASA to fire spaceship at asteroid to see if it's a good way of deflecting them away from Earth
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NASA to fire spaceship at asteroid to see if it's a good way of deflecting them away from Earth

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:45 AM 17,563 Views 32 Comments

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is to determine whether this is an effective way to deflect the course of an asteroid.

Cambridge Dictionary reveals its word of the year for 2021
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Cambridge Dictionary reveals its word of the year for 2021

Nov 17th 2021, 7:53 AM 32,845 Views 10 Comments

The word has been looked up on its website more than 243,000 times globally during 2021.

Opinion: How life on Mars made me a better citizen of Earth
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Opinion: How life on Mars made me a better citizen of Earth

Nov 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,858 Views 5 Comments

Dr Niamh Shaw says it took her Mars simulation training for her to realise just how precious life on Earth really is.

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids
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Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids

Oct 16th 2021, 5:42 PM 10,812 Views 7 Comments

Lucy is named after the 3.2 million-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly half a century ago.

Nasa’s newest Mars rover successfully collects first rock sample
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Nasa’s newest Mars rover successfully collects first rock sample

Sep 2nd 2021, 10:00 PM 8,828 Views 12 Comments

An attempt by the rover to collect a sample last month had failed.

Moon 'wobble' to cause surge of severe flooding in 2030s, Nasa warns
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Moon 'wobble' to cause surge of severe flooding in 2030s, Nasa warns

Jul 15th 2021, 4:00 PM 53,376 Views 51 Comments

Flooding will affect almost all US mainland coastlines, sometimes in clusters that could last over a month.

Life could exist in Jupiter's clouds, according to Belfast scientists
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Life could exist in Jupiter's clouds, according to Belfast scientists

Jun 28th 2021, 4:05 PM 25,259 Views 10 Comments

The concentration of water vapour in the clouds may be enough to sustain life.

Nasa to send two robotic missions to Venus
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Nasa to send two robotic missions to Venus

Jun 3rd 2021, 7:08 AM 8,290 Views 11 Comments

Earth’s closest neighbour is also the solar system’s hottest planet.

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time
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China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time

May 15th 2021, 10:58 AM 20,794 Views 37 Comments

A rover will join an American craft which arrived at the red planet in February.

SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown
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SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown

May 2nd 2021, 9:25 AM 23,708 Views 9 Comments

The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico, ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.

NASA successfully completes first-ever controlled helicopter flight on another planet
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NASA successfully completes first-ever controlled helicopter flight on another planet

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 11:52 AM 26,399 Views 37 Comments

The helicopter beamed images of the feat back to Earth this morning.

Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station
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Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station

Apr 17th 2021, 3:30 PM 23,736 Views 3 Comments

A Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station
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Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station

Apr 9th 2021, 9:58 AM 9,139 Views 20 Comments

The trio launched successfully from Russia’s leased Baikonur base in Kazakhstan.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for the first-ever powered flight on another planet
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for the first-ever powered flight on another planet

Apr 4th 2021, 7:12 PM 25,691 Views 29 Comments

The ultra-light aircraft was on board the Perseverance rover when it landed on Mars in February.

Nasa’s new Mars rover hits the dusty red road in its first test drive
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Nasa’s new Mars rover hits the dusty red road in its first test drive

Mar 6th 2021, 10:16 AM 24,313 Views 34 Comments

The Perseverance rover completed a drive lasting more than half an hour.

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Spacewalkers finish solar panel preparation for station power boost

Mar 5th 2021, 8:27 PM 8,405 Views 1 Comment

The equipment will support the first set of improved solar panels, due to arrive in June.

Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings
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Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings

Feb 28th 2021, 4:35 PM 14,453 Views 16 Comments

Mission Control said it would need to work on “kindergarten skills” after some painted lines were slightly off.

NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars
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NASA releases panorama view of landing site of Perseverance rover on Mars

Feb 24th 2021, 10:41 PM 42,199 Views 18 Comments

The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.

Nasa unveils new video and audio captured by Perseverance as it landed on Mars
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Nasa unveils new video and audio captured by Perseverance as it landed on Mars

Feb 22nd 2021, 9:42 PM 33,499 Views 29 Comments

The agency also released new images the rover took on the Martian surface.

Nasa’s Perseverance rover sends back first colour images from Mars
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Nasa’s Perseverance rover sends back first colour images from Mars

Feb 19th 2021, 10:10 PM 36,853 Views 44 Comments

The rover – a scientific laboratory the size of a car – is on a mission to search for signs of ancient life.

Nasa’s Mars Perseverance rover lands on the red planet
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Nasa’s Mars Perseverance rover lands on the red planet

Feb 18th 2021, 9:08 PM 30,757 Views 55 Comments

The rover landed on the red planet in the Jezero Crater at 8:55 Irish time.

Nasa's Perseverance rover set for 'seven minutes of terror' as it seeks to land on Mars this evening
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Nasa's Perseverance rover set for 'seven minutes of terror' as it seeks to land on Mars this evening

Feb 18th 2021, 7:48 AM 24,138 Views 32 Comments

Perseverance is the largest and most sophisticated vehicle ever sent to Mars.

Next stop Mars: Three spacecraft arriving at Red Planet in quick succession
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Next stop Mars: Three spacecraft arriving at Red Planet in quick succession

Feb 7th 2021, 7:25 PM 17,677 Views 13 Comments

Both the UAE and China are newcomers to Mars, where more than half of Earth’s emissaries have failed.

Mars digger declared defunct after failing to burrow into planet
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Mars digger declared defunct after failing to burrow into planet

Jan 14th 2021, 10:35 PM 42,990 Views 35 Comments

The digger was supposed to dig 16ft into Mars but only drilled down a couple of feet.

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021
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Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021

Dec 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 27,548 Views 8 Comments

We’re starting another rotation around the sun. Here’s what to watch out for in the skies.

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield surprises Toy Show star Adam King on Late Late Show
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Former astronaut Chris Hadfield surprises Toy Show star Adam King on Late Late Show

Dec 4th 2020, 10:50 PM 50,305 Views 21 Comments

Last Friday, Adam spoke about his love of space and his ambition to work for NASA.

NASA shares special message with Adam from the Toy Show
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NASA shares special message with Adam from the Toy Show

Nov 29th 2020, 12:11 PM 39,455 Views 21 Comments

Adam, whose wish is to work with NASA when he’s older, appeared on the Late Late Toy Show on Friday night.

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 32,300 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 68,788 Views 41 Comments

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

NASA leaks asteroid samples into space from overfilled Osiris-Rex spacecraft
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NASA leaks asteroid samples into space from overfilled Osiris-Rex spacecraft

Oct 24th 2020, 3:08 PM 28,718 Views 15 Comments

The probe is thought to have collected some 400 grams of fragments, far more than the minimum of 60 grams needed.

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission
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'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission

Oct 21st 2020, 12:28 PM 18,025 Views 24 Comments

Only Japan has previously collected asteroid samples.

Splashdown! Nasa astronauts safely return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission
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Splashdown! Nasa astronauts safely return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission

Updated Aug 2nd 2020, 7:56 PM 59,948 Views 32 Comments

The capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico at the expected time of 7.48pm.

Astronauts from historic SpaceX launch prepare for Nasa's first ocean splashdown in 45 years
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Astronauts from historic SpaceX launch prepare for Nasa's first ocean splashdown in 45 years

Aug 1st 2020, 3:55 PM 33,157 Views 32 Comments

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set to come back to Earth tomorrow evening.

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 21,391 Views 52 Comments

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

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow
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'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow

May 26th 2020, 10:24 AM 17,392 Views 27 Comments

If all goes as planned, the mission will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space.

'Houston, we have a problem': Apollo 13 astronauts hail 'miraculous recovery' on 50th anniversary
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'Houston, we have a problem': Apollo 13 astronauts hail 'miraculous recovery' on 50th anniversary

Apr 12th 2020, 11:34 AM 23,733 Views 22 Comments

“I’m still alive. As long as I can keep breathing, I’m good,” mission commander Jim Lovell (92) said.

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

Mar 5th 2020, 10:47 PM 10,048 Views 5 Comments

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

A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing
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A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing

Feb 13th 2020, 4:07 PM 2,676 Views 3 Comments

As investment in spacetech increases, the Irish tech sector has something to phone home about.

Record-breaking US astronaut returns to Earth after longest mission by woman
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Record-breaking US astronaut returns to Earth after longest mission by woman

Feb 6th 2020, 1:08 PM 13,129 Views 11 Comments

Christina Koch also made history as one half of the first-ever all-woman spacewalk.

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