Rosetta

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A computer animation provided by European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt, Germany showing the ESA satellite Rosetta during its approach on earth. Rosetta reached the comet’s orbit in August 2014 after its launch from Earth in 2004. Photograph: C Careau/ EPA

Space research pushes the frontiers of our knowledge – in recent times it has “caught” a comet, detected ripples in spacetime called gravitational wav(...)

The planetary transit method works through observing the tiny, tell-tale dimming of starlight in a regular, repeating pattern, which can be explained by an exoplanet repeatedly orbiting in front of its host star

The first exoplanets – planets that lie beyond our solar system – were discovered in 1992. Since then 3,946 more have been identified. But how many of(...)

Rachid Redouane used 30, Grosvenor Square in Rathmines as an addressin Ireland . Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Charisse O’Leary, the ex-partner of London Bridge terrorist Rachid Redouane, has said she is “deeply shocked, saddened and numbed” by his actions. “M(...)

People are flocking to online language courses that offer cheap and inventive ways to learn. Photograph: iStock

There was a time when having a smidgeon of French and self-consciously ordering a verre de vin could elevate someone to a status of fluency within min(...)

Rod and Julie Calder-Potts of High Bank Orchard, Cuffesgrange, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Our supermarkets are laden with apples from South Africa, New Zealand and France because we cannot produce good apples in Ireland. This is the genera(...)

Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko as captured by Rosetta spacecraft’s Osiris narrow-angle camera. File photograph: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA/Handout via Reuters

Key building blocks of life have been discovered by a European spacecraft orbiting a comet. The Rosetta probe found clear evidence of the amino acid (...)