Artist’s impression of the white dwarf and red giant binary system following the nova outburst

The first observation of a star “nova” explosion by an international team of astronomers, including researchers at the Dublin Institute for Advance St(...)

The High Energy Stereoscopic System, HESS, which is in Namibia and was co-founded by DIAS. It picked up the gamma-ray burst.

The closest-ever observation of a gamma-ray burst has yielded a result that challenges current theories of how the brightest, most energetic explosion(...)

An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars.  Image: Robin Dienel/The Carnegie Institution for Science via The New York Times

A collision of two neutron stars, 130 million light years away, has opened up “a new window on the Universe”. The spectacular event which occurred on (...)

The Astro-H satellite  after a perfect launch from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre. Contact has been lost with the satellite.

A satellite mission that had significant involvement from researchers in Dublin has failed after its solar panels broke, cutting off its electricity s(...)

Dr Anne Moore of UCC’s School of Pharmacy

Communication is, arguably, the biggest problem facing science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). It’s not always easy to grasp the complex(...)