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The world of physics in 2015

Find out more about the key physics events of the coming year – and those we predict might happen

Our favourite pictures of 2014

From interstellar dust and galactic dirt to cracking oysters and educational doodles

Comet landing named Physics World 2014 Breakthrough of the Year

Rosetta mission tops our list of the 10 key breakthroughs in physics

Asteroids, not comets, gave Earth most of its water

Rosetta scientists find surprisingly high levels of deuterium in comet

New technique nails distance to supermassive black hole

Geometric method using active galactic nuclei could yield better cosmic rulers

Planck offers another glimpse of the early universe

Space mission offers new insights into dark matter and primordial neutrinos, but evidence for inflation is not forthcoming

Japan launches second asteroid mission

Hayabusa 2 to bring back samples from carbon-rich body

Researchers tackle inner secrets of neutron stars

New method constrains possible forms of matter

Modelling the magnetic fields of exoplanets

Spectral analysis reveals details of stellar winds and planetary atmospheres

Sun's magnetic field affects frequency of lightning strikes on Earth

Findings could lead to better lightning forecasts

Is dark energy eating dark matter?

Dark-sector interaction could explain universe evolution

Rosetta mission outlines Philae lander’s predicaments

Scientists race against time to complete key missions and bring lander out of the shadows

Rosetta scientists land probe on comet for first time

European Space Agency's "Philae" module touches down safely onto comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

'Spectacular' image shows planet formation in action

New ALMA observation is like a very early snapshot of our solar system

Planet-forming stream found in binary star system

Flowing gas and dust could feed planet formation in multiple-star systems