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#Space Exploration

From TheJournal.ie Mission to discover the mysteries of Mercury blasts off Space Exploration

Mission to discover the mysteries of Mercury blasts off

The BepiColombo blasted off from French Guiana earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040 Fly Me To The Moon This post contains videos

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

The European Space Agency says it needs political backing.

From TheJournal.ie A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration To Boldly Go

A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration

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

From TheJournal.ie Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown Abort Abort Abort

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

The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars The Red Planet

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage SpaceX

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

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

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 If we're going to Mars, where are we going to land, live and work on the red planet? Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

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

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

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 Poll: Do you think the Mars One project will succeed? Your Say This post contains a poll This post contains videos

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

Bas Lansdorp denied the project is a sham.

From TheJournal.ie These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history Space Exploration This post contains images

These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history

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

From TheJournal.ie Beaming the internet down from space looks like Google's next project Match Made In The Heavens

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

Reports say Google are planning a big investment in SpaceX.

From TheJournal.ie Did you know that the US left poo on the moon? To Boldly Go

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

They did. And it was for a good reason.

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 The Rosetta probe comet landing cost us... €3.50 each Totally Worth It

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

Hmm, that’s OK then.

From TheJournal.ie Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google Secret Plans

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds Pungent
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 TheJournal.ie The most spectacular piece of rubbish you're likely to see Ultimate Fireball

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

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

From TheJournal.ie SpaceX are to launch a solar powered ship that will sail up into orbit To Boldly Float

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie An 'extremely bright' fireball was spotted over Ireland Seeing Stars

An 'extremely bright' fireball was spotted over Ireland

If you did, you weren’t alone.

From TheJournal.ie NASA finds 'bonanza' of 715 new planets, but how many could support life? Uncharted Space
From TheJournal.ie China's Jade Rabbit dies on moon's surface Space Exploration

China's Jade Rabbit dies on moon's surface

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

From TheJournal.ie So, what are the chances we'll see an Irishman (or anybody) head to Mars? Mission Improbable

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

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

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.

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

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

From TheJournal.ie European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism The Magnetic Fields

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

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

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

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

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…

From TheJournal.ie NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak ISS

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak

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

From TheJournal.ie Ayers Rock, the Andes and the Bahamas - as seen from space Space Exploration

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

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.

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

Stephen Hawking: We must explore space to ensure human survival

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

From TheJournal.ie Life on Mars: it was possible Curiosity

Life on Mars: it was possible

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

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 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 Column: Have we lost the ambition that put a man on the moon? Opinion

Column: Have we lost the ambition that put a man on the moon?

These are financially difficult times – but that doesn’t mean we should abandon the big projects that advance human knowledge, writes Aaron McKenna.

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.

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