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Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021
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# Look Up

Five astronomical highlights the skies have in store in 2021

Dec 24th 2020, 7:30 PM 25,327 Views 8 Comments

We’re starting another rotation around the sun. Here’s what to watch out for in the skies.

Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft arrives on Earth
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# Sent From Space

Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft arrives on Earth

Dec 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,130 Views 11 Comments

Scientists hope the precious samples could help shed light on the origin of life and the formation of the universe.

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Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Dec 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 15,055 Views 39 Comments

Chang’e 5 will return to earth with 2kg of moon rocks – it is expected to touch down in Mongolia later this month.

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
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# Chang’e 5

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,889 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station
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SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station

Nov 17th 2020, 7:07 AM 13,930 Views 2 Comments

The four astronauts aboard the Dragon capsule will remain at the ISS for six months.

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station
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SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station

Nov 16th 2020, 7:13 AM 13,713 Views 10 Comments

The flight to the space station – 27.5 hours door to door – should be entirely automated.

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission
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'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission

Oct 21st 2020, 12:28 PM 17,951 Views 24 Comments

Only Japan has previously collected asteroid samples.

QUIZ: How much do you know about the planet Venus?
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QUIZ: How much do you know about the planet Venus?

Sep 16th 2020, 9:30 PM 34,901 Views 28 Comments

Scientists made a new discovery in the clouds of Venus recently…

Detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds ‘indicates potential for life’
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# Phone Home

Detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds ‘indicates potential for life’

Sep 14th 2020, 4:30 PM 23,872 Views 35 Comments

The gas has been detected in the atmosphere of Venus, suggesting the planet could host unknown photochemical or geochemical processes.

The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week
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# THE PERSEIDS

The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week

Updated Aug 9th 2020, 7:29 AM 70,159 Views 13 Comments

There will be 20 times more shooting stars than a normal night on Tuesday and Wednesday.

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars
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# Perseverance

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars

Updated Jul 30th 2020, 2:36 PM 21,347 Views 52 Comments

The rocket took off in California despite a 4.2 magnitude earthquake.

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?
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# Look To The Skies

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?

Jul 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 26,017 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space
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# Star Wars

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space

Jul 24th 2020, 8:19 AM 23,826 Views 48 Comments

US Space Command said it has evidence that Moscow carried out the test on 15 July.

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US
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# Tianwen 1

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:50 AM 8,361 Views 17 Comments

The Chinese mission is named Tianwen-1.

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars
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# Space Race

Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars

Jul 15th 2020, 9:27 AM 9,926 Views 11 Comments

Earth and Mars are unusually close at the moment, a mere hop of 55 million kilometres.

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission
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# Liftoff

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission

Jun 13th 2020, 3:01 PM 28,416 Views 25 Comments

A new batch of 58 Starlink internet satellites and three Earth-observation satellites were launched.

SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather
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# Return To Orbit

SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather

Updated May 27th 2020, 9:40 PM 72,858 Views 61 Comments

The launch will be attempted again on Saturday.

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow
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# Demo 2

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow

May 26th 2020, 10:24 AM 17,381 Views 27 Comments

If all goes as planned, the mission will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space.

Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission
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Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission

Dec 22nd 2019, 5:49 PM 17,612 Views 16 Comments

The two-day demo was originally due to last for over a week.

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'
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# Final Frontier

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

Dec 21st 2019, 10:30 AM 19,453 Views 56 Comments

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

Boeing's Starliner capsule not in proper orbit after blast off from Cape Canaveral
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# Rosie

Boeing's Starliner capsule not in proper orbit after blast off from Cape Canaveral

Updated Dec 20th 2019, 1:22 PM 27,328 Views 21 Comments

It’s a huge moment for US spaceflight which is now dependant on private companies.

Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy'
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Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy'

Nov 27th 2019, 9:55 PM 83,195 Views 64 Comments

The black hole is twice as big as scientists believed possible.

Special delivery containing an oven for baking cookies and sports car parts sent to space station
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# Special Delivery

Special delivery containing an oven for baking cookies and sports car parts sent to space station

Nov 2nd 2019, 4:50 PM 13,726 Views 8 Comments

The space station is currently home to three Americans, two Russians and one Italian.

'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night
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# Great Gig In The Sky

'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night

Updated Oct 29th 2019, 11:43 AM 80,531 Views 67 Comments

The brightest of the fireballs was at about 6.54 pm last night.

Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk
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Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk

Oct 18th 2019, 4:13 PM 7,278 Views 29 Comments

There have been 227 spacewalkers since the first spacewalk in 1965 and all of them have included a male.

Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space'
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# Rocket Man

Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space'

Aug 30th 2019, 8:25 AM 10,001 Views 26 Comments

US military chiefs claim the move is necessary to defend the country’s ‘way of life’.

A humanoid robot has joined the crew of the International Space Station
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# Welcome Aboard

A humanoid robot has joined the crew of the International Space Station

Aug 27th 2019, 8:04 AM 9,907 Views 25 Comments

Fedor copies human movements and can help astronauts carry out tasks remotely.

NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space
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# International Space Station

NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Aug 24th 2019, 5:01 PM 52,726 Views 39 Comments

NASA astronaut Anne McClain has admitted to accessing her ex-partner’s bank account from the International Space Station.

Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety
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# Mix It Up

Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety

Aug 12th 2019, 7:30 PM 26,803 Views 11 Comments

The Irish scrum-halves didn’t kick a single time during the win over Italy.

The Irish For: An astronaut is a star-sailor, a comet is a paintbrush star
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# The Irish For

The Irish For: An astronaut is a star-sailor, a comet is a paintbrush star

Jul 21st 2019, 8:30 AM 30,959 Views 13 Comments

The calling to travel beyond the Earth owes itself to mythology as well as science, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020
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# Star Tours

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

Jun 7th 2019, 7:11 PM 10,738 Views 32 Comments

Private astronauts may soon be able to visit the ISS for $35,000 a night.

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'
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# Marsquake

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'

Apr 24th 2019, 7:15 AM 12,785 Views 10 Comments

Nasa has said the new seismic event was too small to provide solid data on the Martian interior.

Meet Katie Bouman, the MIT computer scientist who made the black hole image possible
# Supermassive Big Star
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# Supermassive Big Star

Meet Katie Bouman, the MIT computer scientist who made the black hole image possible

Apr 11th 2019, 12:39 PM 28,134 Views 80 Comments

Bouman has herself became an internet celebrity after yesterday’s picture.

This is the first ever image of a black hole, located in a galaxy 53 million light years away
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# No Escape

This is the first ever image of a black hole, located in a galaxy 53 million light years away

Updated Apr 10th 2019, 2:11 PM 57,543 Views 94 Comments

“It’s like trying to photograph a golf ball on the Moon.”

Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life
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# Ideal Touchdown

Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:27 AM 14,721 Views 18 Comments

Meanwhile, Israel began a mission to make its first Moon landing.

After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead
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After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead

Feb 14th 2019, 7:42 AM 18,891 Views 49 Comments

The rover has been out of contact since a dust storm on the Red Planet.

That plan to make a colony on Mars and film it for reality TV has gone bust
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# Mars One

That plan to make a colony on Mars and film it for reality TV has gone bust

Feb 12th 2019, 12:05 PM 20,728 Views 32 Comments

The company is in the red, as it were.

Discovery of 'repeating' radio waves from deep space baffles astronomers
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# Fast Radio Bursts

Discovery of 'repeating' radio waves from deep space baffles astronomers

Jan 9th 2019, 9:44 PM 56,598 Views 54 Comments

The waves were discovered by Canadian scientists, who cannot explain their origin.

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side
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Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:49 AM 13,380 Views 30 Comments

China plans to send its Chang’e 5 probe to the moon next year.

A meteor shower peaking tonight rings in the start of a busy year for stargazing
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# The Great Beyond

A meteor shower peaking tonight rings in the start of a busy year for stargazing

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:45 AM 12,537 Views 3 Comments

A supermoon later this month is the first of three in a row.

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