Stepping from the heavens

“I know the whole world is watching now. I wish you could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to get up really high to understand how small you are… I’m going home now.”   With these words, on the 14 October 2012 Felix Baumgartner let go of the handles of his capsule and […]

European Southern Observatory scheduled to make mystery announcement following Ireland’s plans to join in 2018

Spoiler alert: the mystery announcement is completely unrelated to Ireland’s joining the European Southern Observatory (ESO), but is nonetheless very exciting, featuring something never-before-seen, according to Observatory.   This announcement will now be of particular interest to Irish astrophysicists, as an increase in the state budget for innovation in 2018 will finally allow Ireland to […]

Trinity researcher travels on Zero-G ‘Vomit Comet’ to study steam-powered spacecraft

Dr. Tony Robinson, a professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering at Trinity College Dublin and researcher at Trinitys Connect centre is part of a team of scientists and engineers who advise and guide the European Space Agency. Dr. Robinson was conducting zero gravity experiments on the European Space Station’s ‘Vomit Comet’ as part of his […]

The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

For those keeping an eye on the stars, and with an interest in extraterrestrial life, the past few months have been exciting ones. Last July saw the announcement of a 100 million US dollar search for intelligent life in space. This was followed days later by the announcement that an Earth-like planet had been found […]

NASA finds evidence for liquid water on Mars

Una Harty reports on the recent announcement by NASA about the discovery of liquid water on the planet Mars.

Exciting year ahead for NASA exploration

Coming up in the year ahead: some exciting space exploration milestones.

Into the dark – space exploration in 2014

Dylan Lynch explores some of the exciting prospects in store for space exploration in 2014 and beyond.

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