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Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?
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Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?

Aug 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 12,118 Views 81 Comments

We want to hear your hopes, dreams, and fears for the future of space exploration.

Poll: Who do you think is leading the modern space race?
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Poll: Who do you think is leading the modern space race?

Aug 19th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,161 Views 57 Comments

Technological advancements have made space more accessible and affordable to private enterprises.

The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'
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The Good Information Project: We're launching our 'space module'

Aug 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 7,393 Views 6 Comments

The next cycle of TGIP will look at Ireland and the EU’s role in the current space race.

India's space agency says it lost contact with spacecraft minutes before planned moon landing
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India's space agency says it lost contact with spacecraft minutes before planned moon landing

Sep 7th 2019, 11:46 AM 20,288 Views 54 Comments

The country aimed to be the first to land in the Southern Polar region.

Mission to discover the mysteries of Mercury blasts off
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Mission to discover the mysteries of Mercury blasts off

Oct 20th 2018, 2:32 PM 7,494 Views 40 Comments

The BepiColombo blasted off from French Guiana earlier today.

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040
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There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040

Sep 25th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,695 Views 74 Comments

The European Space Agency says it needs political backing.

A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration
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A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration

Mar 10th 2017, 6:09 AM 8,886 Views 0 Comments

Professor Peter Gallagher has been appointed as an adviser to the Director of Science at the European Space Agency.

Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown
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Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown

Feb 18th 2017, 5:19 PM 12,091 Views 15 Comments

The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars
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WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars

Mar 14th 2016, 11:39 AM 9,630 Views 24 Comments

The key goal is to analyse methane, a gas which is created in large by living microbes.

Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage
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Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage

Jul 21st 2015, 6:30 PM 16,686 Views 15 Comments

Back to the drawing board for Elon Musk’s company.

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

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 AM 11,868 Views 23 Comments

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

If we're going to Mars, where are we going to land, live and work on the red planet?
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If we're going to Mars, where are we going to land, live and work on the red planet?

Jun 27th 2015, 8:45 AM 10,109 Views 45 Comments

NASA said it’s aiming to send people to Mars in 2030.

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

Jun 5th 2015, 7:00 PM 23,650 Views 20 Comments

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

Poll: Do you think the Mars One project will succeed?
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Poll: Do you think the Mars One project will succeed?

Mar 20th 2015, 8:15 PM 19,233 Views 45 Comments

Bas Lansdorp denied the project is a sham.

These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history
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These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history

Jan 28th 2015, 11:00 AM 10,675 Views 37 Comments

On this day in 1986, the shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after launch.

Beaming the internet down from space looks like Google's next project
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Beaming the internet down from space looks like Google's next project

Jan 20th 2015, 2:40 PM 6,598 Views 20 Comments

Reports say Google are planning a big investment in SpaceX.

Did you know that the US left poo on the moon?
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Did you know that the US left poo on the moon?

Jan 17th 2015, 6:30 PM 25,430 Views 79 Comments

They did. And it was for a good reason.

'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars
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'Get your ass to Mars': Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars

Nov 14th 2014, 2:38 PM 11,815 Views 54 Comments

The second man to land on the Moon said those that travel to Mars shouldn’t envisage that they will ever return to Earth.

The Rosetta probe comet landing cost us... €3.50 each
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The Rosetta probe comet landing cost us... €3.50 each

Nov 12th 2014, 10:43 PM 23,616 Views 64 Comments

Hmm, that’s OK then.

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google
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Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google

Nov 11th 2014, 10:27 AM 9,471 Views 11 Comments

The giant web company is spending nearly €1 billion on a San Francisco air base.

Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds
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Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds

Oct 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,277 Views 5 Comments

Almonds? Ugh.

'It's not like Star Trek': This is a big weekend for NASA's plans to land a human on Mars
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'It's not like Star Trek': This is a big weekend for NASA's plans to land a human on Mars

Sep 19th 2014, 7:15 AM 12,253 Views 19 Comments

The MAVEN spacecraft, a scout for human explorers, is approaching the red planet

The most spectacular piece of rubbish you're likely to see
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The most spectacular piece of rubbish you're likely to see

Jul 11th 2014, 7:54 AM 15,113 Views 13 Comments

Space junk from a Russian rocket lit up the Australian sky.

SpaceX are to launch a solar powered ship that will sail up into orbit
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SpaceX are to launch a solar powered ship that will sail up into orbit

Jul 10th 2014, 10:22 AM 6,441 Views 31 Comments

A few weeks into orbit, the LightSail’s wings will expand, making it visible from Earth.

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky
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Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky

Apr 10th 2014, 7:30 PM 42 Views 14 Comments

With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.

US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts
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US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:04 PM 7,330 Views 35 Comments

The US space agency has cut all contacts with Russia, except for cooperation on board the International Space Station.

An 'extremely bright' fireball was spotted over Ireland
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An 'extremely bright' fireball was spotted over Ireland

Mar 10th 2014, 2:23 PM 26,884 Views 30 Comments

If you did, you weren’t alone.

NASA finds 'bonanza' of 715 new planets, but how many could support life?
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NASA finds 'bonanza' of 715 new planets, but how many could support life?

Feb 27th 2014, 10:10 AM 10,082 Views 77 Comments

About four in fact.

China's Jade Rabbit dies on moon's surface
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China's Jade Rabbit dies on moon's surface

Feb 12th 2014, 5:48 PM 21,672 Views 36 Comments

The rover experienced a mechanical control abnormality at the end of last month and has been unable to function since then.

So, what are the chances we'll see an Irishman (or anybody) head to Mars?
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So, what are the chances we'll see an Irishman (or anybody) head to Mars?

Feb 2nd 2014, 8:45 AM 11,721 Views 29 Comments

The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, as the famous song goes*. But how about the other direction?

Is there life on Mars? Ten years on the Opportunity rover is still looking
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Is there life on Mars? Ten years on the Opportunity rover is still looking

Jan 25th 2014, 10:00 AM 7,980 Views 25 Comments

The rover was only supposed to run for 90 days, but 10 years a 40 Martian kilometers later, it shows no signs of stopping.

Meet the Irish man who's been shortlisted to go to Mars and never come back
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# Mars One Mission

Meet the Irish man who's been shortlisted to go to Mars and never come back

Jan 9th 2014, 12:57 PM 42,128 Views 125 Comments

Dr Joseph Roche, from Kildare, is one of 1,000 people shortlisted for the Mars One colony mission.

European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism
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European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism

Nov 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,664 Views 18 Comments

The European Space Agency is preparing to launch three hi-tech satellites this Friday.

India to launch first Mars mission tomorrow
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India to launch first Mars mission tomorrow

Nov 4th 2013, 9:46 PM 10,276 Views 100 Comments

The country is aiming to become the only Asian nation to reach the Red Planet.

Best 3D map of the centre of the Milky Way, ever...
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Best 3D map of the centre of the Milky Way, ever...

Sep 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 9,471 Views 27 Comments

Two groups of astronomers have used data from ESO telescopes to make the best three-dimensional map yet of the centre of our galaxy. Turns out it’s shaped a bit like a peanut…

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak
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NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak

Jul 16th 2013, 3:14 PM 4,397 Views 26 Comments

The dangerous water leak occurred in the helmet of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano about an hour into the spacewalk.

Ayers Rock, the Andes and the Bahamas - as seen from space
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Ayers Rock, the Andes and the Bahamas - as seen from space

Jun 3rd 2013, 9:45 AM 15,011 Views 26 Comments

Maybe we won’t miss Chris Hadfield that much? These spectacular images were taken by his replacement Fyodor Yurchikhin during his last mission on the ISS.

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

May 16th 2013, 1:59 PM 6,250 Views 20 Comments

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

Stephen Hawking: We must explore space to ensure human survival
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Stephen Hawking: We must explore space to ensure human survival

Apr 11th 2013, 8:10 AM 8,115 Views 37 Comments

The world’s leading physicist says our existence depends on finding a new planet to live on. No pressure, then.

Life on Mars: it was possible
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Life on Mars: it was possible

Mar 13th 2013, 8:28 AM 5,454 Views 25 Comments

Nasa Curiosity Rover, which is living on the Red Planet, has taken samples of rock for analysis by scientists back home.

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