Archived News

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

Shrinking ice caps confirmed

Credit: flickr/gilad_rom

03/12/2012

Researchers have used results from the past 20 years to confirm that some areas of the polar ice caps are melting.


Ice found on Mercury

CREDIT: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Arecibo Observatory

30/11/2012

Ice has been detected in the craters on Mercury by the MESSENGER satellite.


A new partner for ExoMars

Credit: ESA

26/11/2012

Russian Federation Space Agency is teaming up with ESA to work on the ExoMars mission.


Curiosity has made a big discovery but NASA won't tell yet

Credit: NASA

23/11/2012

Curiosity has made a discovery that is one for the history books but NASA are double checking first before revealing it.


Higg Boson is plain vanilla Higgs

Credit: CERN

19/11/2012

Latest finding from the LHC at CERN indicate the Higgs Boson found is the standard model Higgs.


Quasars highlight the role of dark energy in the formation of the universe.

Credit: SDSS

13/11/2012

Scientists have studied the evolution of quasars to find out new details about dark energy.


New exoplanet with Earth like climate

09/11/2012

A new super Earth sized exoplanet has been discovered which could have a climate similar to the Earth's.


'No methane yet' says Curiosity

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

05/11/2012

Curiosity has found no evidence of methane on the surface of Mars so far


Astronauts fix ISS ammonia leak

Credit: NASA

02/11/2012

Astronauts aboard the ISS have fixed an ammonia leak


Curiosity samples soil with x-rays

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

31/10/2012

The first sample of Mars was analysised by Curiosity's x-ray diffraction tool CheMin.