- 1972 Apollo 17, the last mission of the first programme of sending humans to the moon, launches
- 1995 The Galileo spacecraft, the first to orbit Jupiter, reached the planet six years after its launch
- 1905 Birth of Gerard Kuiper, who had suggested the existence of what is now known as the Kuiper Belt – a region of our solar system found beyond Neptune consisting of many small bodies, much like the asteroid belt
Impact Factor success
The 2012 Impact Factors once again show significant growth for many of the journals published by IOP Publishing.
New physicsworld.com service helps to connect research with industry
Physics Connect, an online innovation service that aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, has been launched on physicsworld.com.