Our pick of the latest physics stories from around the world wide web.
Hurricane Sandy is predicted to cause "life threatening" damage as it heads towards the east coast of the USA
6 Italian scientist have been convicted of manslaughter for failing to adequate communicate the risk of an earthquake.
An Earth sized exoplanet has been found orbiting our nearest star, Alpha Centauri
Felix Baumgartner has broken the record for the highest skydive travelling at supersonic speeds.
SpaceX Dragon has become the first commercial company to deliver cargo to the international space station.
Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the Nobel Prize for Physics for the research into the field of quantum optics
Australia has open up a new radio telescope, formed of 36 antennae.
Hubble has produced an even deeper view of the universe, peering back further in time.
An iron statue of a Buddist God has been confirmed to be made from an asteroid.
The distance between the Earth and the Sun, or astronomical unit (AU), has been finalised by the International Astronomical Union