The Irish space industry is growing exponentially, and expanding rapidly to take in a whole range of technologies. Photograph: iStock

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An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars.  Image: Robin Dienel/The Carnegie Institution for Science via The New York Times

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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga speaks during a news conference in whichhe announced that he would not stand in a court-ordered re-run of August’s presidential election. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

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Mollie King and her dance partner AJ Pritchard take part in a dress rehearsal before the live show of the BBC1 dance contest ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Photograph: Kieron McCarron/BBC/PA Wire

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Elon Musk, founder and chief executive and lead designer of SpaceX, and also CEO of Tesla, speaks during a media conference in Adelaide. Photograph: Reuters

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After completely new signs were stuck over the top of existing ones, self-driving cars were fooled 100 per cent of the time. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

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Ruth Connelly of third class Ballintemple National School at the Discovery Science Festival in Cork City Hall. Photograph: Clare Keogh

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A camera operator in RTÉ in 2015. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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