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Few subjects excite the arcane world of astronomy more than the status of Pluto. In 2006 the governing body of astronomy, the International Astronomi(...)

This still image taken from a SpaceX livestream video shows “Starman” sitting in a Tesla roadster after the Falcon Heavy rocket delivered it into orbit. Photograph: Getty

The world’s most powerful rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, roared into space through clear blue skies on its debut test flight on Tuesday from a Florida(...)

The last time the three elements combined at the same time was in 1866. Photograph: AFP

A rare celestial event will grace the skies on Wednesday when a blue moon and lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point to Earth,(...)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition gather ahead of Mr Odinga’s planned ‘swearing-in’ ceremony at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Tuesday. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The Kenyan government cut the transmission of three private television stations on Tuesday to curtail coverage of the mock presidential inauguration o(...)

Nasa says the eclipse will offer scientists a chance to see what happens when the surface of the moon cools quickly. nar Eclipse. Photograph: Nasa Facebook page

A rare celestial event will grace the skies during the coming week when a blue moon and lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point(...)

Over 70,000 car buyers in the Republic will take delivery of their new cars in the next 12 weeks. For many the final fun of the ordering process is ti(...)

Summer thunderstorms are projected to increase in frequency and intensity, often triggering flash floods. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The latest analysis of weather patterns in the US shows the world is likely to facing a warmer, wetter climate combined with more frequent, intense th(...)

Robert Bigelow, a billionaire aerospace entrepreneur and longtime friend   in North Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2010. File photograph: Isaac Brekken/The New York Times

In the $600 billion annual US defence department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification programme was almost i(...)

President Donald  Trump holds up the  Space Policy Directive 1 executive order after signing it  in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the moon would be the next destination for US astronauts, putting the Oval Office’s imprimatur on what(...)

Voyager mission in outer space

Nasa has succeeded in an engine test on a spacecraft 13 billion miles away. Last week, ground controllers sent commands to fire back-up thrusters on (...)

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