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#Outer Space

From TheJournal.ie This Irish student just got an asteroid named after him Outer Space

This Irish student just got an asteroid named after him

It’s thanks to his winning of a major SciFest prize.

From TheJournal.ie These stunning Hubble images show us the secrets of the universe Deep Space

These stunning Hubble images show us the secrets of the universe

And a lot of pretty colours as well.

From TheJournal.ie Japanese plan to turn moon into giant power plant Moon Boost

Japanese plan to turn moon into giant power plant

Robots would be used to build a ‘luna ring’ of solar panels on the surface in an ambitious project.

Cmdr. Hadfield thanked the guy who ran the Dublin Marathon dressed as him

Can you imagine running a marathon with a cardboard box around your head? No. Neither can we.

From TheJournal.ie From 1900 to 2013: The evolution of outer space on the big screen Final Frontier

From 1900 to 2013: The evolution of outer space on the big screen

From a man on the moon to space wonderlust, black holes and incredible aliens.

From TheJournal.ie Russian spaceship runs into trouble on way to International Space Station Space

Russian spaceship runs into trouble on way to International Space Station

The vessel may be unable to properly dock with the ISS after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy.

From TheJournal.ie Is NASA's Voyager about to leave the solar system? Final Frontier

Is NASA's Voyager about to leave the solar system?

The spacecraft, which was launched in 1977, appears to be on the verge of becoming the first spaceship to leave the solar system. Bon voyage…

From TheJournal.ie Russia plans to send man to the Moon Space

Russia plans to send man to the Moon

As part of a newly unveiled 18-year plan, Russia will send probes to Mars, Jupiter and Venus and a human team to the surface of the Moon.

From TheJournal.ie US joins efforts to develop space 'code of conduct' Space

US joins efforts to develop space 'code of conduct'

Concern is growing over the level of space debris and the possibility of nations developing systems to disrupt commercial or security activity.

White House forced to deny extra-terrestrial 'cover-up'

An official petition on the White House website forces a senior communications official to deny a Roswell-style cover-up.

THIS IS HOW IRELAND looks by night, as seen from the best possible vantage point one could have: from aboard the International Space Station, 278 kilometres above earth.

The pic – posted last night by mission commander Douglas H Wheelock, better known by his nickname ‘Wheels’ – shows what the astronaut describes as a “beautiful night pass over the Emerald Isle… a little foggy, but otherwise a clear night.”

Click the image to load the full-resolution version (9.5MB in size).

Wheelock regularly posts pictures from his Twitter account (@astro_wheels), some of which we’ve featured previously. He’s been aboard the ISS, as commander of the 25th expedition and as a flight engineer on the 24th, since early June, and will be returning home later this month.

Of course, if they’re a bit too official for your tastes, there’s also some taken from a paper aeroplane or from a near-earth-orbit iPhone.

From TheJournal.ie Yet more images of space - from a paper aeroplane Out Of This World This post contains images

Yet more images of space - from a paper aeroplane

First a New York dad, now a Devon science buff takes photographs from space – with a helium balloon and paper plane.