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Astronomers will be getting a sharp new view of the stars with the announcement that Ireland is to build a world class radio astronomy facility in Birr, Co Offaly. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish astronomers will be getting a sharp new view of the stars with the announcement that Ireland(...)

An artist’s impression of the five rocky planets close to earth-sized orbiting the star Kepler-444. Illustration by Tiago Campante/Peter Devine

Planet-hunting astronomers have found a star orbited by no fewer than five earth-sized planets. The(...)