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We are not from around here – Interstellar objects

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Parts of the Earth may have originally been from another part of the galaxy, having crossed light years to form what we stand upon right now. This is the suggestion of research that says that the Milky Way should be full of flying rocks like Oumuamua, the interstellar asteroid that visited our solar system in…

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Descent into Awe – Murlough Bay

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Murlough Bay, Antrim

Murlough Bay is in County Antrim. It is a bay which is hardly known in the south of Ireland.  One can view Rathlin Island and views across the sea to the Mull of Kintyre, Islay, Jura and various other Scottish islands.

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620-tonne Irish boulder goes for a little walk (by boulder standards!)

in Fresh/Geology/Science and Geography/Weather
Moving Rocks - West of Ireland

During the winter of 2013-2014, there was a storm, and in the West of Ireland waves moved a 620 tonne boulder 2.5 metres.

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Little piece of home – Earth rock found on the Moon

in Fresh/Geology/Science and Geography

A clump of granite might prove that pieces of the Earth ended up on the moon. This granite might also be the oldest Earth rock found anywhere.

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