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Nasa’s InSight lander on the surface of Mars. Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/via Reuters

The latest automated lander to reach the surface of Mars set up camp last week on the surface of Mars and is already at work. InSight has sent back pi(...)

A handout photo from NASA and Goddard/The University of Arizona shows the asteroid Bennu in an image take by the Osiris-Rex spacecraft on November 16th. Photograph: The New York Times

Nasa’s deep space explorer Osiris-Rex flew on Monday to within a dozen miles of its destination, a skyscraper-sized asteroid believed to hold organic (...)

Europa Excursion

If you’re looking for a fun stocking filler for the little science enthusiasts in your life, consider the beautifully illustrated Europa Excursion. Th(...)

Denjoe O’Connor, professor of theoretical physics, at the launch of the  Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) new four-year strategy. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The location of exoplanets, the transmission of “quantum information” and the nature of seismic events on ocean floors are among the big topics needin(...)

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 (...)

  Fire  near a home atop a ridge near Big Bend, California earlier this month. File photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Climate change will cost the US economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, damaging everything from human health to infrastruc(...)

Audio features the beeps of the spacecraft’s telemetry, Sir Bernard Lovell’s narration and Russian voices talking about instrument readings

At the height of the space race, the Soviet Union launched a series of probes under its Zond programme. Zond 4 to 8 were test flights ahead of its att(...)

The hugely successful writer Dan Brown advises on ideas, locations, research, suspense and dialogue. Photograph: Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage

The piano music is insistent, melodramatic. The scene begins under a vaulted ceiling and medieval candelabra reminiscent of the Great Hall in Game of (...)

Biology teacher Sinead Reilly from O’Connell School in Dublin playing ‘guess the organ’ during a ‘blood and guts’ demonstration with pupils from Dublin 7 Educate Together National School in Grangegorman. as part of  Schools Science Day. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

The Dumbledore method of turning water to wine, blood and guts in the form of a pig’s organs clearly impressed the young audience at Schools Science D(...)

Protests on the streets of London. At the time of writing, no one knows what’s going on regarding Brexit, a statement that is, to be fair, quite likely to still apply at the time of reading too. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

In numbers: More shares, Gromit? 140 Employees of animation studio Aardman, makers of Wallace & Gromit, who will share in a 75 per cent stake in(...)

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