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“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “I was obsessed with space as a child. I spent part of my childhood growing up on a farm in Tipperary with really dark skies overhead. I could see the Milky Way.”

In June 1977, four days after the death of Elvis, the first of two Voyager space probes were launched. More than 40 years later, Voyager 1 and 2 are s(...)

Street View worked with Nasa  to design a gravity-free method of collecting imagery using DSLR cameras and equipment already on the ISS.

From the Amazon rainforest to Antarctica, Google’s interactive 360-degree panoramic Street View technology has taken users to some pretty remote place(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta greets thousands of cheering supporters at a rally in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

Fears of a renewal of the intertribal violence that marred the aftermath of Kenya’s 2007 presidential election have surfaced ahead of the country’s ge(...)

Cupola Observation Module. Photograph: Google Street View/Nasa

Only a select few have ever set foot on the International Space Station (ISS) but now anyone can explore and look down on Earth from outer space witho(...)

Aerial view of the Larsen C ice rift in Antarctica. Photograph: AFP/Nasa/Swansea University.

One of the largest icebergs on record has broken away from an ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists have announced. Researchers who have been monitorin(...)

“As much as I love my iPhone, it’s awfully pushy.”½Photograph: Kimberly White/Reuters

The media kerfuffle last week surrounding the 10th anniversary of the launch of the iPhone (not to be confused with the 10th anniversary of the announ(...)

Eva McGuinness (11) from Educate Together national school, Newcastle, Co Galway, who enjoyed a day of education about asteroids with physicists from the Centre of Astronomy at NUI Galway, to mark World Asteroid Day. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

It’s the question lingering on the minds of many people across the world today: “Is an asteroid likely to hit Earth in our lifetime?” The answer from(...)

 Buzz Aldrin on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission: the astronaut had to withdraw from giving the opening lecture at Cork due to medical reasons. Photograph:  NASA/Liaison

A former Nasa astronaut who spent more than 100 days in space and completed six space walks has been chosen to deputise for space pioneer Dr Buzz Ald(...)

Artist’s impression of  KOI-961, a star system detected by the Kepler space telescope.

Nasa said its planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are probably the right size and temperature to potential(...)

Apollo 11 astronaut Dr Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin is coming to Cork to participate in a prestigious spaces studies programme. File photograph: Getty Images

He was there when Neil Armstrong uttered his immortal lines, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” as he stepped on to the Moon.(...)

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