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

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

Only Japan has previously collected asteroid samples.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How much do you know about the planet Venus? Space

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds ‘indicates potential for life’ Phone Home

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The best meteor shower of the year will be visible this week THE PERSEIDS

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

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

From TheJournal.ie NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars Perseverance

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars

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

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How much do you know about comets? Look To The Skies

Quiz: How much do you know about comets?

Test your knowledge here.

From TheJournal.ie Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space Star Wars

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space

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

From TheJournal.ie China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US Tianwen 1 This post contains videos

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US

The Chinese mission is named Tianwen-1.

From TheJournal.ie Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars Space Race This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission Liftoff This post contains videos

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission

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

From TheJournal.ie SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather Return To Orbit

SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather

The launch will be attempted again on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie 'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow Demo 2

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission NASA

Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission

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

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force' Final Frontier

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

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

From TheJournal.ie Boeing's Starliner capsule not in proper orbit after blast off from Cape Canaveral Rosie

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Scientists have found a black hole so massive it 'should not exist in our galaxy' Astronomical

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Special delivery containing an oven for baking cookies and sports car parts sent to space station Special Delivery

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Green ball of fire' - A stunning green fireball lit up the Irish sky last night Great Gig In The Sky This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first ever all-female spacewalk Space

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space' Rocket Man

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A humanoid robot has joined the crew of the International Space Station Welcome Aboard This post contains videos

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

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

NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space

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

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety Mix It Up

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: An astronaut is a star-sailor, a comet is a paintbrush star The Irish For

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

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

From TheJournal.ie NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020 Star Tours

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

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

From TheJournal.ie Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake' Marsquake

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Meet Katie Bouman, the MIT computer scientist who made the black hole image possible Supermassive Big Star This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life Ideal Touchdown

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

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

From TheJournal.ie After roving on Mars for 15 years and sending back 217,594 images, Opportunity is now dead Mission Complete

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

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

From TheJournal.ie That plan to make a colony on Mars and film it for reality TV has gone bust Mars One

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

The company is in the red, as it were.

From TheJournal.ie Discovery of 'repeating' radio waves from deep space baffles astronomers Fast Radio Bursts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side Change 4

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side

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

From TheJournal.ie A meteor shower peaking tonight rings in the start of a busy year for stargazing The Great Beyond

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Celebrations as NASA spacecraft successfully passes by oldest cosmic body ever studied New Horizons

Celebrations as NASA spacecraft successfully passes by oldest cosmic body ever studied

The cosmic object – known as Ultima Thule – is about the size of the US capital, Washington, and orbits in the Kuiper Belt about a billion miles beyond Pluto.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft closing in on most distant world ever studied New Horizons

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft closing in on most distant world ever studied

The spacecraft’s closest approach to the cosmic object, known as Ultima Thule, comes 1 January at 5.33am.

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 Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time VSS Unity This post contains videos

Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

“This is a momentous day and I could not be more proud of our teams,” Richard Branson said.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space 41 years after launch Interstellar

Nasa's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space 41 years after launch

Voyager 2 is now more than 18 billion kilometres from Earth.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer Mars

Here are the first photos of Mars from the InSight explorer

A lovely sight this grim morning.

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