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IXV proves sky’s the limit for space research here

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent It’s not everyday that a new spacecraft is born. But this Wednesday is one of them. Around 1pm Irish time (weather and technicalities permitting) the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle or IXV, will blast off … Continue reading

Three reasons to look to the stars

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It’s been an exciting week for star-gazers, with the remarkable rendez-vous between the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe and comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. For a man-made object to travel 6 billion kilometres unscathed around … Continue reading

How Ireland could make a Big Bang in astronomical science

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody On St Patrick’s Day, as we marked our national holiday, a substantial breakthrough in cosmology and astrophysics was announced by a team of scientists in the US. They revealed that for the … Continue reading