Geomorphologist Prof Derek Jackson describes his involvement in the Mars mission as the product of a ‘bizarre twist’. Photograph: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University

Internationally renowned coastal geomorphologist Prof Derek Jackson of Ulster University’s school of geography and environmental sciences has been ele(...)

Venus made with data from the Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter. Photograph: NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP

Nasa has announced two robotic missions to Venus after decades of exploring other worlds. The space agency will return to Earth’s closest neighbour w(...)

An image from the European Space Agency shows a view captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission of the A-76 iceberg  in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica taken on March 9th, 2021 - combined with a graphic of the Spanish island of Majorca for scale. Image: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY/AFP via Getty Images

A giant slab of ice bigger than the Spanish island of Majorca has sheared off the edge of Antarctica into the Weddell Sea to become the largest iceber(...)

Dublin at night as seen from the International Space Station, spring 2013. Photograph: Chris Hadfield

A new, Irish-language brochure about European Space Agency (Gníomhaireacht Spáis na hEorpa) activities is helping to make Ireland’s involvement with s(...)

Space weather concerns the influence on the Earth’s magnetic field and upper atmosphere of events on the sun

Space weather, first studied in the 1950s, has grown in importance with recent technological advances. It concerns the influence on the Earth’s magnet(...)

Joy for Austrian Katharina Liensberger (left) and Italian Marta Bassino, who both won gold at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in northern Italy on Tuesday. The country has ruled against reopening its ski resorts to amateurs. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Image of the week: Sloping off On the slopes of Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Italian Alps, there was joy and heartache for participants in the FIS Alpine(...)

The Irish-made PayLoad Data Router   instrument will reside in  the International Space Station’s Columbus module.

A scientific instrument, built and designed in Ireland, which will measure any tiny changes in microgravity during European scientific experiments pla(...)

 French astronaut Thomas Pesquet participates in the European Space Agency online press conference to announce its search for new astronauts. Photograph:  AFPTV/AFP

The European Space Agency has launched a hunt for the next generation of astronauts, and is opening up the recruitment drive to a wider pool of candid(...)

“Earth observation data is a bit like nanotechnology – it’s everything and nothing until you develop commercial-use cases for it.” Photograph: Getty Images

The European Investment Bank has forecast the global commercial space industry to grow to about €2.3 trillion by 2030. Ireland’s National Space Strate(...)

“Earth observation data is a bit like nanotechnology – it’s everything and nothing until you develop commercial-use cases for it.” Photograph: Getty Images

The European Investment Bank has forecast the global commercial space industry to grow to about €2.3 trillion by 2030. Ireland’s National Space Strate(...)

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