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#Planets

From TheJournal.ie Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate Research

Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate

The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.

From TheJournal.ie Seven planets in Milky Way have water and are potentially 'habitable' Potential Life

Seven planets in Milky Way have water and are potentially 'habitable'

Based in the Trappist-1 system, the planets seem to contain water and have rocky surfaces.

From TheJournal.ie "A giant surprise": New photos reveal previously unseen mountains on Pluto The Final Frontier
From TheJournal.ie What's under the icy seas of Europa? NASA plans to find out Under The Sea

What's under the icy seas of Europa? NASA plans to find out

The hope is that a new prototype will be able to explore distant planets with potential habitable oceans.

From TheJournal.ie What were you doing at 15? This boy found a new planet 1,000 light years from Earth As You Do

What were you doing at 15? This boy found a new planet 1,000 light years from Earth

Wagg’s exoplanet is located in a distant solar system within our home galaxy, the Milky Way.

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

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

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

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 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 '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 The42 Football on Jupiter, Mars or Saturn? Sepp Blatter thinks it could happen some day He Said What

Football on Jupiter, Mars or Saturn? Sepp Blatter thinks it could happen some day

He has to be trolling us at this stage.

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 Opinion: We have found Earth's Cousin outside our solar system ... but what does that mean? Stargazer

Opinion: We have found Earth's Cousin outside our solar system ... but what does that mean?

The Kepler spacecraft been on a planet-hunting mission since 2009 – and it’s just found the first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone. What are the implications?

From TheJournal.ie NASA finds 'bonanza' of 715 new planets, but how many could support life? Uncharted Space
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: Stargazing for beginners – get the most out of these dark winter nights Stargazer

Column: Stargazing for beginners – get the most out of these dark winter nights

Short days can hinder what we can do with our free time – but there is plenty to see and do at night, even in these days of less money to spend, astronomy is a surprisingly inexpensive (and often free!) hobby to enjoy, writes Conor Farrell.

From TheJournal.ie International Space Station to pass in front of the moon tonight Look Up

International Space Station to pass in front of the moon tonight

Areas between Dublin and Bantry Bay in Cork should be able to see it tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists launch animal sperm bank to recreate populations on other planets The Future

Scientists launch animal sperm bank to recreate populations on other planets

The scientists in Japan were quick to stress that there is presently no human application for the technology but this may be explored in the future.

From TheJournal.ie NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it KAPUT

NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it

The planet-hunting telescope is 40 million miles from Earth and searches for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.

From TheJournal.ie Earth isn't so special anymore, apparently Kepler

Earth isn't so special anymore, apparently

We’re not the only good place to hang out in the ‘habitable zone’.

From TheJournal.ie Astronomers reveal the smallest planet ever discovered by humans Astronomy

Astronomers reveal the smallest planet ever discovered by humans

Earth, meet your new baby cousin: Kepler 37b.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut Read Me This post contains images

Column: Why I want to be Ireland's first female astronaut

Engineer, Norah Patten, has always been fascinated with space and has even made a career out of it. Now she wants to be Ireland’s first female astronaut. Here she tells us why.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally Opinion

Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally

It’s good to be curious about a world outside our own, because being inquisitive in the past has gotten us where we are today, writes Conor Farrell.

From TheJournal.ie The top 5 planets that are 'prime candidates' for harbouring life Home 2.0

The top 5 planets that are 'prime candidates' for harbouring life

They all have VERY fancy names.

From TheJournal.ie Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth Final Frontier

Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth

The planet is made up mainly of graphite and diamond and was spotted zooming around a nearby star.

From TheJournal.ie Blue moon to be visible tomorrow night Blue Moon

Blue moon to be visible tomorrow night

This month the universe has decided to throw in a second full moon for the price of one.

From TheJournal.ie Is today the longest day of the year? Or tomorrow? The Longest Day

Is today the longest day of the year? Or tomorrow?

It’s tomorrow. Officially. At 12.09am to be exact.

From TheJournal.ie NASA refines Mars landing – but brings it closer to dangerous landing zone Mars

NASA refines Mars landing – but brings it closer to dangerous landing zone

‘Curiosity’ is set to land on the red plant in early August.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Venus passes in front of the sun for the last time before 2117 Transit Of Venus This post contains videos

VIDEO: Venus passes in front of the sun for the last time before 2117

The ‘Transit of Venus’ occurs in pairs, and won’t be seen again this century – but NASA, thankfully, took this video.

From TheJournal.ie Astronomers gear up for rare Venus Transit solar event Venus This post contains videos

Astronomers gear up for rare Venus Transit solar event

Next time Venus can be seen travelling across the face of the Sun will be in 2117.

From TheJournal.ie European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter Space

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter

New mission will focus on the gas giant’s three large icy moons.

From TheJournal.ie Mars Watch: Tonight's your chance to see the red planet Mars This post contains videos

Mars Watch: Tonight's your chance to see the red planet

Giant telescopes set up around country for public to use.

From TheJournal.ie Bright stars: What to see in the sky tonight Heavens Above

Bright stars: What to see in the sky tonight

Jupiter, Venus and a thin slice of crescent moon to be highly visible at 8.30pm.

From TheJournal.ie 'Double Planet' in the skies tonight, as Venus and Jupiter blaze together Planets This post contains videos

'Double Planet' in the skies tonight, as Venus and Jupiter blaze together

The brightest and second-brightest planets in the sky will come extremely close to one other tonight – and it will all be visible with the naked eye.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight Solar Flare This post contains images

Northern Lights might be visible over Ireland tonight

There may be lots of activity in the skies tonight, thanks to solar flare activity – here’s your guide on what to look out for.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Video: Two 'Earth-sized' planets discovered outside solar system Space This post contains videos

Video: Two 'Earth-sized' planets discovered outside solar system

The planets offer hope that extraterrestrial life could be discovered, scientists say.

From TheJournal.ie The most habitable alien planets ranked Out Of This World

The most habitable alien planets ranked

The planets most likely to support life – human or otherwise – have been ranked by an international team of scientists… and there’s some good and bad news.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Catch a glimpse of Jupiter at its closest for nearly 50 years Astronomy This post contains videos

Catch a glimpse of Jupiter at its closest for nearly 50 years

Largest planet in the Solar System will pass close to Earth on Monday & Tuesday- coinciding with an approach from Uranus and a full moon.

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