Archived News

Our pick of the latest physics stories from around the world wide web.

ITER design decision confirmed

Credit: EFDA,JET

29/04/2013

A critical part of the ITER's designs was finally approved, although the project is still behind schedule.


Giant quasar group found

Credit: NASA

21/01/2013

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.


Inflatable space capsule to be tested

18/01/2013

A lightweight space capsule is being developed to be tested in 2015 on the ISS that could lead to a wave of new designs.


Galaxies collide to make biggest spiral galaxy

Credit: NASA

14/01/2013

The largest spiral galaxy has been imaged, and is expected to have results from a collision between two galaxies.


Billions of Earth-sized planets in our galaxy

Credit: NASA

11/01/2013

Results from the Kepler satellite show 1 in 6 stars have a earth-sized planet in orbit.


New type of Martian meteorite found

07/01/2013

A Martian, meteorite different to any previously found, has been uncovered in Morocco.


River found on Titan

Credit: NASA/JPL–Caltech/ASI

17/12/2012

A river of hydrocarbons has been found on Saturn's moon Titan.


Two satellites to crash into the moon

14/12/2012

Two NASA satellites are going to be crashed into the moon to study its interior.


Sir Patrick Moore dies

Credit: flickr/sermoa

10/12/2012

Astronomer and TV personality Sir Patrick Moore has passed away, aged 89.


Full scale of Moon bumps shown

Credit: NASA/ARC/MIT

06/12/2012

The Grail mission has released a detailed map of the moon showing the extent of the bombardment experienced by the moon.