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Daybreak at Gale Crater

Mars and Earth share various common traits. Both are terrestrial planets that formed in similar ways. The composition of each is comparable too, up to(...)

The 2017 path of the Great Americian Eclipse which will be seen on August 21st. Source: NASA

Next Monday, August 21st, the shadow of the Moon will bring a two-minute spell of darkness as it sweeps across the United States along a path from Ore(...)

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga protest in Nairobi, Kenya. Riots have been taking place in and around Nairobi since the announcement of Uhuru Kenyatta as president. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday called for a strike to support his claim to the presidency and accused the ruling party of “spilling t(...)

Participants at the opening ceremony of the 15th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), being held at UN Headquarters in New York, May 2016. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Off Baffin Island in Canada, summer sea ice melts to an unprecedented low and Inuit hunters fear stepping on the ice pack. On Kiribati, an island repu(...)

International Space University - Space Studies Program 2017 visits the Valentia Observatory in Cahersiveen to launch a weather balloon with a payload of instruments to be recovered for later analysis. Photograph : Alan Landers.

A space balloon launched in Co Kerry which travelled to the edge of space has been recovered after making its way back to earth. Organisers say the m(...)

Kevin Myers on RTÉ’s ‘Today with Seán O’Rourke’ programme on Tuesday. Photograph: RTÉ Radio One/PA Wire

The most heartsinking suggestion about the Kevin Myers fiasco is that it took a foreigner to finally stand up to him. Myers’s defenders have – rightly(...)

“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “I was obsessed with space as a child. I spent part of my childhood growing up on a farm in Tipperary with really dark skies overhead. I could see the Milky Way.”

In June 1977, four days after the death of Elvis, the first of two Voyager space probes were launched. More than 40 years later, Voyager 1 and 2 are s(...)

Street View worked with Nasa  to design a gravity-free method of collecting imagery using DSLR cameras and equipment already on the ISS.

From the Amazon rainforest to Antarctica, Google’s interactive 360-degree panoramic Street View technology has taken users to some pretty remote place(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta greets thousands of cheering supporters at a rally in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

Fears of a renewal of the intertribal violence that marred the aftermath of Kenya’s 2007 presidential election have surfaced ahead of the country’s ge(...)

Cupola Observation Module. Photograph: Google Street View/Nasa

Only a select few have ever set foot on the International Space Station (ISS) but now anyone can explore and look down on Earth from outer space witho(...)

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