Artist’s impression showing how J043947.08+163415.7 may look close up. Photograph: ESA/Hubble/Nasa/M Kornmesser/PA Wire

The Hubble telescope has discovered the brightest quasar ever seen in the early universe. The quasar has the brightness of about 600 trillion suns. A(...)

Amy Joyce from Clonmel, Co Tipperary, and Cillian Murphy, from Dundrum, Dublin, have both won a national competition for traineeships at the European Space Agency (ESA).

Two Irish graduates have spoken of their elation and disbelief at winning a “life-changing” opportunity to make their mark among some of Europe’s fore(...)

A360 degree view of the Intel Myriad 2 chip under test at CERN. Photograph: The European Space Agency

A new artificial intelligence (AI) processing chip developed in Ireland has undergone tests at the world-famous CERN centre in Switzerland to see if i(...)

A photo provided by NASA of composite image of Mars. Photograph: NASA/The New York Times

Big hugs, fist bumps and broad smiles at mission control greeted confirmation that the Nasa probe InSight successfully landed on Mars – just before 8 (...)

Lough Ree, one of 812 Irish lakes now being monitored from space.

The health of more than 800 Irish lakes is to be monitored from space for the first time using satellites, in a move that could help authorities detec(...)

Artist’s impression of “BepiColombo” spacecraft approaching Mercury. Photograph: Airbus2017/PA Wire.
How to get to Mercury

The third-ever mission to the planet Mercury is under way. BepiColombo was launched aboard the European Space Agency’s most powerful rocket, the Arian(...)

Dr Sheila McBreen: “We have physicists and engineers and mathematicians and it’s a student-led project, which is really exciting.”

Sheila, you are interested in big explosions in space. Tell us more “I work on gamma-ray bursts, which are big releases of energy. They usually happen(...)

The Ariane 5 rocket carrying the BepiColombo spacecraft lifts off from its launch pad at Kourou in French Guiana in the early hours of Saturday. Photograph: JM Guillon/2018 ESA-CNES-Arianespace via AP.

A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to examine the solar system’s smallest and least-explored planet(...)

EU  Contest for Young Scientists winners: Anna and Adrian Fleck (both from Germany), Brendan Matusch from Canada and Nicolas Fedrigo also from Canada. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The top prizes in this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) were awarded to a brother and sister from Germany, and two entrants (...)

Simon Meehan from Ballincollig, Cork, participating in  the European Union Contest for Young Scientists at the RDS, speaking with President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has saluted young scientists for their “independence of thought, critical turn of mind and questioning of the status quo”.(...)

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