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#Red Planet

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Nasa's InSight lander has been up to this week Martian Task

Here's what Nasa's InSight lander has been up to this week

We have the details on what its next few weeks will be like.

From TheJournal.ie 'Touchdown confirmed': NASA's InSight Mars explorer lands on Red Planet Mars Landing This post contains videos

'Touchdown confirmed': NASA's InSight Mars explorer lands on Red Planet

More than half of 43 attempts to reach Mars with rovers, orbiters and probes have failed.

From TheJournal.ie Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars Water Water Everywhere

Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars

The discovery has led to the eternal question to be asked once more – could there be life on Mars?

From TheJournal.ie Nasa's Curiosity rover has sent back some holiday pics from Mars Red Planet

Nasa's Curiosity rover has sent back some holiday pics from Mars

The planet’s layered geologic past is shown in new color images returned by the unmanned rover, which is exploring lower Mount Sharp.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 40 amazing photos of Mars taken by the Nasa Orbiter Red Planet

Here are 40 amazing photos of Mars taken by the Nasa Orbiter

The Mars Orbiter has been taking stunning photos of the planet for nearly 10 years – here are the cream of the most recent crop.

From TheJournal.ie Flowing water has been seen on Mars Red Planet

Flowing water has been seen on Mars

And water could mean life.

From TheJournal.ie Irish scientist kicked out of Mars mission for saying the mission is "hopelessly flawed" Mars None
From TheJournal.ie Next phase: Irish 'Mars One' hopeful Dr Joseph Roche has made the final 100

Next phase: Irish 'Mars One' hopeful Dr Joseph Roche has made the final 100

50 men and 50 women have been named in the final 100 this morning. The high cost of the mooted mission precludes the option of a return trip.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

From TheJournal.ie Aging Mars rover makes new water discoveries Mars

Aging Mars rover makes new water discoveries

The unmanned solar-powered vehicle has just analysed what may be its oldest rock ever, known as Esperance 6, which contains evidence that potentially life-supporting water once flowed in abundance.

From TheJournal.ie Billion-year-old water discovered in Canada could give clues to early life on Earth Planet Earth

Billion-year-old water discovered in Canada could give clues to early life on Earth

Life-giving chemicals have been discovered in isolated water believed to be 1.5 billion years old, raising hopes of scientists finding surviving microscopic organisms from a prehistoric age.

From TheJournal.ie Mars is the next challenge for astronauts - but landing is the biggest obstacle Red Planet

Mars is the next challenge for astronauts - but landing is the biggest obstacle

The Curiosity rover is the size of a small car – but now researchers are looking at how to land something the size of a two-storey house on Mars.

From TheJournal.ie Men are from Mars: €1.9bn NASA Rover draws penis on red planet Rude Planet

Men are from Mars: €1.9bn NASA Rover draws penis on red planet

The unfortunate sketch was found on the NASA website.

From TheJournal.ie Life on Mars? Maybe not. NASA rows back on findings Mars

Life on Mars? Maybe not. NASA rows back on findings

NASA has downplayed talk of a ‘major discovery’ by its Curiosity rover after remarks by the mission chief raised hopes it may have unearthed evidence life once existed on the planet.

From TheJournal.ie Cheese! Mars Curiosity rover sends back its first high-resolution self-portrait Wish You Were Here

Cheese! Mars Curiosity rover sends back its first high-resolution self-portrait

Curiosity has used its ‘hand lens imager’ to take 55 photos of itself – and stitch them into one single giant image.

From TheJournal.ie Behold! Mankind’s first high-resolution photo from another planet Nextdoor

Behold! Mankind’s first high-resolution photo from another planet

NASA has released the first high-resolution photo from the Curiosity rover. This is how the neighbours live.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: NASA's Curiosity rover makes its landing on Mars Red Planet This post contains videos

VIDEO: NASA's Curiosity rover makes its landing on Mars

This video of Curiosity’s landing is humanity’s first recording of a touchdown on another planet.

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The GAA dismisses reports of vajazzling – and the Mars Curiosity rover faces a hostile reaction from the natives.

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The underground sect which has never been exposed to Craig Doyle – and would you trust NAMA to mind your children?

From TheJournal.ie In photos: NASA's Curiosity sends first pictures from Mars Mars This post contains images

In photos: NASA's Curiosity sends first pictures from Mars

Rover snaps its surroundings…

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: "Touchdown confirmed!" Celebrations as NASA rover lands on Mars Mars Landing This post contains images

PHOTOS: "Touchdown confirmed!" Celebrations as NASA rover lands on Mars

It took eight years of work, more than €2 billion, and just a bit of luck, but Curiosity touched down on Mars just after 6.30am Irish time.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: The happiest group of NASA employees you'll see today Mars Landing
From TheJournal.ie In pics: Missions to Mars through the years The Red Planet This post contains images

In pics: Missions to Mars through the years

As NASA lands a new exploratory probe on Mars, TheJournal.ie takes a look back over previous Mars missions…

From TheJournal.ie Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space? Final Frontier

Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?

Mankind’s fascination with space has long sparked fantasies of living away from Earth, but is this any closer to becoming a reality?

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 Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars Red Planet This post contains images

Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars

A two-year investigation by a European Space Agency probe has found strong new evidence to show there was once an ocean on the red planet.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: NASA's rover blasts into space in search of 'life on Mars' Life On Mars This post contains videos

Watch: NASA's rover blasts into space in search of 'life on Mars'

The Curiosity rover is costing NASA billions but it is hoped it can discover new facts about the red planet.