Our pick of the latest physics stories from around the world wide web.
UK astronaut Tim Peake has been chosen for a mission aboard the ISS in 2015.
The second of four flywheels on NASA's Kepler telescope is not working leaving the telescope in safe mode.
The Observer picks their top 10 physicists.
Water found in moon rock strengthens theory that moon was made from the Earth.
NASA chief see nothing to stop putting a man on Mars.
After running out of helium coolant the Herschel telescope is powering down.
A critical part of the ITER's designs was finally approved, although the project is still behind schedule.
Latest data from the LHC still leaves questions unanswered about the prevalence of matter over antimatter.
A new rocket built by a commercial company has been successfully tested.
Kepler has found 3 new exoplanets that are super-Earth sized and could have water.
A new gamma ray camera has captured its first image.
Rain from Saturn's rings has been found to alter regions of electrons in the atmosphere.
NASA has announced the next satellite to search for Earth-like exoplanet.
A particle detector has given more hints to dark matter.
A new study indicates melt water is changing how much sea ice is frozen during autumn and winter.
The Diamond synchrotron has helped to develop a new way to make vaccines which should be safer and more effective.
Due to budget cuts NASA is suspending education and outreach work.
The Planck mission has revealed it's new map of the cosmic microwave background.
A large coronal mass ejection reached Earth over the weekend.
More data from the LHC has shored up the discovery of the Higgs boson announced in July 2012.
A meeting in London recently announced that Kepler has discovered 3000 planets, 50 of which may be capable of harbouring life.
After the troubles with Curiosity's computer, the rover is being powered down for a solar flare heading for Mars.
A meteorite has exploded over Russia, while a asteroid passed within 17,000 miles of the Earth
The LHC will be switched off to allow repairs and upgrades to the particle collider.
Curiosity has taken a sample of rock after using its drill.
An asteroid is set to come within 18,000 miles of the Earth, the closest object in 15 years of monitoring.
Curiosity has used its drill bit to hammer into a rock, revealing a fresh surface.
Iran has released video footage of the returned monkey that they sent into space.
Images have been taken the support the idea that magnetic braids causing the extreme temperatures in the sun's corona.
A new study shows that dung beetles use the milky way to find their bearings.
A giant quasar group has been discovered. It is 3 times as big as the biggest object in the universe and challenges Einstein's cosmological principle.
A lightweight space capsule is being developed to be tested in 2015 on the ISS that could lead to a wave of new designs.
The largest spiral galaxy has been imaged, and is expected to have results from a collision between two galaxies.
Results from the Kepler satellite show 1 in 6 stars have a earth-sized planet in orbit.
A Martian, meteorite different to any previously found, has been uncovered in Morocco.
A river of hydrocarbons has been found on Saturn's moon Titan.
Two NASA satellites are going to be crashed into the moon to study its interior.
Astronomer and TV personality Sir Patrick Moore has passed away, aged 89.
The Grail mission has released a detailed map of the moon showing the extent of the bombardment experienced by the moon.
Researchers have used results from the past 20 years to confirm that some areas of the polar ice caps are melting.
Ice has been detected in the craters on Mercury by the MESSENGER satellite.
Russian Federation Space Agency is teaming up with ESA to work on the ExoMars mission.
Curiosity has made a discovery that is one for the history books but NASA are double checking first before revealing it.
Latest finding from the LHC at CERN indicate the Higgs Boson found is the standard model Higgs.
Scientists have studied the evolution of quasars to find out new details about dark energy.
A new super Earth sized exoplanet has been discovered which could have a climate similar to the Earth's.
Curiosity has found no evidence of methane on the surface of Mars so far
Astronauts aboard the ISS have fixed an ammonia leak
The first sample of Mars was analysised by Curiosity's x-ray diffraction tool CheMin.
Hurricane Sandy is predicted to cause "life threatening" damage as it heads towards the east coast of the USA