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NASA has released the first image of the spacecraft InSight from the surface of Mars. 

The snap, released via the spacecraft's own Twitter page, shows the probe on the red surface of the planet

Arguably, this could be considered the first ever selfie on Mars, and to be fair, if it took us 7 months to get somewhere, we would be taking a selfie when we arrived too. 

The craft launched  on May 5th of the year and landed yesterday, November 26th 2018. 

The craft landed in an area called the Elysium Planitia, a relatively flay, sandy area on the planet. 

This area, on the planet's equator, was chosen specifically, as the craft would be unable to land and set itself up properly on Mars' rocky, cratered Northern hemisphere. 

'Today, we successfully landed on Mars for the eighth time in human history,' said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. 

'InSight will study the interior of Mars and will teach us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the Moon and later to Mars.'

'This accomplishment represents the ingenuity of America and our international partners, and it serves as a testament to the dedication and perseverance of our team.'

'The best of NASA is yet to come, and it is coming soon.'

NASA hopes to have a human land on Mars in the late 2030s. 

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As you might have guessed, we are major chocolate lovers here at SHEmazing! so naturally we were incredibly excited to learn that Mars is set to release caramel flavoured M&Ms.

At first glance it may seem strange that the chocolate giant has never attempted to channel this much loved flavour into its famed red and yellow sweets before, but this is actually because creating the right caramel for the job has taken Mars years of planning.

According to Delish, engineers were tasked with finding a caramel which would fill M&Ms without causing the iconic treats to collapse.

This process was very time heavy, but at long last chocolatiers are confident that caramel flavoured M&Ms are good enough to join the brand’s permanent collection.

While it is not yet clear when they will arrive in Ireland, the new M&Ms will hit US stores in May 2017.

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So it appears Leonardo DiCaprio is going to Mars!

Leo was in the White House on Monday with Barack Obama and Dr Katharine Hayhoe to talk about his views on climate change.

The conversation turned to politics, his new movie and… Mars.

Yep, Dr Katherine started to joke about taking the human struggle to another planet, and then questioned the sanity of people who signed up to Elon Musk-crafted trip to Mars.

Scientist Elon Musk wants to try to set up a colony of people on Mars by sending 100 humans up there on a huge spacecraft.

"As long as we haven't signed up for the trip to Mars. I don't want to know if anyone has. I think you're crazy."

Leo sensed this was the right time for a Martian announcement and simply said: "I did."

Will he actually go? Will he come back? What about his movies? We don't know if we're OK with this…

Images: Time

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We like to think of ourselves as a fashion forward kinda bunch (largely because we are). 

But there are other matters to consider when it comes to being decked out in our finest attire for an evening on the town. Namely: the time it takes to walk to the bus-stop; the prospect of hitting the chipper in the early hours, and whether it's proper raining or there's only a light drizzle. 

Other factors of important consideration include: the presence of cobblestones, the height of your date, and whether it's a bloaty kinda-day

So while we'd only LOVE to go all Alexa-Chung-with-a-Kendall-Jenner-twist on our weekend get-up, having a bit of good old-fashioned cop-on is key. 

We're not alone in our outlook either. A Dublin Fashion Festival survey today confirmed that six out of every ten Irish lassies dress for comfort and/or the weather.

What the report also discovered? Nine out of ten of us are more confident when we wear clothes we feel good in, and a third of us are influenced by what celebrities wear (one Lady Gaga meat dress, please).

That and we make d'lads work for our affections: 66 percent of men dress to impress their other halves, compared to 59 percent of ladies.

The findings were released to coincide with the announcement that Galaxy chocolate (delish) is sponsoring this year's fashion festival. It's a collaboration which is going to make the event – now in its seventh year – even bigger and better for 2016.

The Dublin Fashion Festival takes place from September 6-11 and you can find out more here or on the Facebook page. The hashtags to look out for are #GalaxyStyle, and #DublinFashion.

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The nation is going to have a brilliant view of  thePlanet Mars tonight!

Mars comes close enough for us to see every two years, however, something even greater is that tonight it will be the closest it's ever been in a decade.

Many people will flock to their local park or back garden to see the planet, as it's visible to the naked eye.

But, if you really want to make a night out of it, Astronomy Ireland is inviting people to its Dublin headquarters to see Mars through its huge telescopes.

Chairman of Astronomy Ireland, David Moore said: “Be it decades or centuries into the future, the future of mankind is in space.

“I mean some of the kids looking through telescopes, there is a good chance some of them will end up living or working on Mars.”

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Anyone with a sweet tooth knows there’s nothing quite like a good McFlurry, but one of the famous ice-cream’s classic flavours could soon be no more.

According to Reuters, the M&M McFlurry could soon become a thing of the past because the makers of M&Ms, Mars – yes, that’s the same Mars who brought us the Mars bar – thinks the dessert contains too much sugar.

Apparently Mars is worried because a number of desserts which feature its products contain a person’s full daily sugar allowance in just one serving.

Among those desserts is the M&M McFlurry which has a whopping 89g of sugar per 340g serving – that’s 1g short of all the sugar a woman is allowed in a day.

At this stage the extinction of the M&M flavour is just an idea so there's no need to panic.

But even if it the move is given the go ahead, we're sure there'll still be plenty of ways to get your sugar fix.

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Chocolate fiends, listen up.

Confectionary giant Mars has reportedly been forced to issue a 'voluntary recall' of products in 55 countries, after plastic was found in one batch.

The recall affects products distributed from the Netherlands earlier this year but only certain Celebrations boxes and variety packs believed to be affected. 

The problem specifically affects Mars, Milky Way and Mixed Variety Packs as well as Celebrations with the following best before dates:

  • 08/05/2016
  • 17/07/2016
  • 24/07/2016
  • 04/09/2016
  • 11/09/2016
  • 18/09/2016
  • 02/10/2016

"This is an isolated incident and only the above products manufactured in the Netherlands are impacted. No other varieties of chocolate, pack formats or bar sizes are affected in Ireland," read a statement released by Mars Ireland. 

"To date, we have only received one consumer complaint. In Ireland, we have not received any consumer complaints."

"Mars Ireland regrets any inconvenience caused to our consumers. We offer our consumers our sincere apologies."

If you currently have any of the affected products, you are asked to call the customer care team on 1890 812315.

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Space agency Nasa has just announced at a US press conference that it has found evidence of flowing water on Mars.

The exciting discovery means that the planet could potentially support life-forms.

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System and is located 225million km from Earth.

Scientists have long speculated that the dark patches on Mars were made up of briny water, but the new findings prove that those patches are actually caused by liquid water.

This water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars (when temperature rise to about minus 23C) – water which then dries up in the autumn as the planet's surface cools.

“There is liquid water today on the surface of Mars,” Michael Meyer, the lead scientist on Nasa’s Mars exploration programme, told The Guardian this evening.

“Because of this, we suspect that it is at least possible to have a habitable environment today.”

Researchers will now focus on finding out where the water comes from: porous rocks under the Martian surface may hold frozen water that melts in the summer and seeps up to the surface.

We already know that a few billion years ago, the planet was inundated by rivers, lakes and maybe even an ocean.

#NASA is already the No.1 trending topic on Twitter in Ireland this evening. 

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