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Photo made available by Nasa shows the InSight lander’s domed wind and thermal shield, which covers a seismometer. Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech via AP

Nasa’s robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a quake on Mars, marking the first time a likely seismological tr(...)

Up, up and away: flying cars might solve the problem of traffic congestion in dense urban areas.

We think of them as the flying cars from classic cartoon The Jetsons but they are formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or(...)

Nasa astronaut Christina Hammock Koch, one of two women  due to take part in a historic spacewalk, which had to be cancelled because of a   lack of available spacesuits to fit them.  Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Two Nasa astronauts were on the verge of making history recently by becoming “the first women to walk in space unaccompanied by men”. It turns out tha(...)

Name a more iconic trio: Apple chief executive Tim Cook, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Apple’s Showtime A change of scene this week for Hollywood A-listers, as they headed north from Los Angeles to Cupertino and the l(...)

Nasa astronaut Christina Hammock Koch, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 59/60, looks on as her spacesuit is tested prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Getty Images

It had not been planned as a historic mission, yet it would have represented a moment of sorts: the first all-female spacewalk. But that moment will h(...)

Prof Damien Woods of Maynooth University. Photograph: Daniel Balteanu

An Irish scientist, now working at Maynooth University, has helped create DNA molecules that, when combined together, can perform the functions of a t(...)

The uncrewed SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, the first Commercial Crew vehicle to visit the International Space Station, with its nose cone open revealing its docking mechanism while approaching the station’s Harmony module. Photograph: EPA/Nasa Handout

SpaceX’s new crew capsule has returned to Earth, ending its first test flight with an old-fashioned splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. The Dragon undo(...)

Tampons: The maths was correct – it was just everything else that was wildly wrong. Photograph: Richard Johnson/Getty

This week, mansplaining on the internet reached giddy new heights as one man tried to calculate just how many tampons are necessitated by “the average(...)

When Nasa needed help for their moon mission they came to Dublin looking for Denis O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have often wondered why people here seem to be so indifferent about the accomplishments made on a regular basis by the many fine scientists we have (...)

A video grab taken shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard lifting off during the Demo-1 mission. Photograph: Getty Images

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft took off on Saturday morning, marking the first major step towards US ambitions to resume sending astronauts into spac(...)

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