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All About Space No. 84

Every issue All About Space delivers fascinating articles and features on all aspects of space and space travel with mind-blowing photography and full-colour illustrations that bring the amazing universe around us to life.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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As I write this, the south coast of the UK is blanketed in wall-to-wall cloud – I’m sure I speak for all fellow astronomers, who are looking forward to a night under a selection of Solar System and deep-sky objects, when I say our planet’s coverage is a constant source of annoyance. That is, alongside light pollution. That’s why I’m extremely pleased to reveal that, this issue, All About Space presents the best tips and tricks so you can still make the most of astronomy even when it’s cloudy outside. While you need some patience for some of our suggestions, we’ve ensured that there’s something for everyone – you’ll never have to put your hobby on hold ever again! If you’re clouded out this month, then make sure you turn to…

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our contributors include…

Colin Stuart Author & astronomer Could the universe really have a final dimension beyond space and time? Colin chats to the astrophysicists with conflicting answers… and the ultimate test. James Romero Space science writer It’s a mystery within a mystery – could perplexing ‘misfit galaxies’ be explained by the equally mysterious dark matter? James has the details on page 38. Lee Cavendish Astronomer & Staff Writer Lee headed to Budapest to get a behind-the-scenes look at Nat Geo’s next instalment of MARS. Turn to page 28 to get an exclusive sneak peek. Jamie Carter Astronomer Stuck for what to do on a cloudy night? Jamie reveals the tips and tricks you need to make the most of the night sky – even when it’s overcast. ALL ABOUT SPACE ISSUE 85 ON SALE 6 DECEMBER! Available from supermarkets, newsagents and online at myfavouritemagazines.co.uk…

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space station silhouette

Seen here cruising across the Sun is the much-loved International Space Station (ISS), travelling at roughly eight kilometres (five miles) per second. This didn’t leave much time for the photographer to capture the nine frames that were needed to capture the station’s silhouette. On board at the time were just three astronauts, NASA’s Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Roscosmos’ Sergey Prokopyev and commander, ESA’s Alexander Gerst. While in Earth orbit, the commander has helped install a new life-support system (inset) - the Advanced Closed Loop System (ACLS) will recycle more carbon dioxide into oxygen, allowing more room on the supply missions and saving as much as 400 litres of water per year.…

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the glow of the early universe

Hidden in the sky is light that's invisible to our eyes. To the human eye, galaxies and stars shine bright on a black canvas in visible light, but now the MUSE spectrograph on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has revealed the otherwise discreet diffuse glow of Lyman-alpha emission. Lyman-alpha emission is essentially hydrogen emission from distant clouds of the most primitive element. By viewing the Lyman-alpha clouds present in such a small section of the sky, it is remarkable witnessing how much emission there is originating from the early universe.…

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back in time with a cosmic hourglass

The hourglass-shaped remnant of CK Vulpeculae, first observed on 20 June 1670 by French monk and astronomer Anthelme Voituret, has been a mystery for centuries, but now astronomers believe they’ve found an answer to its origins. CK Vulpeculae was originally thought to be a nova, which is the continuous explosive behaviour observed by two close stars in a binary system. Now, by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to study the debris, it is thought to be the merger of a brown dwarf and white dwarf star.…

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herschel’s view of our galaxy

Gas and dust block our view of the centre of the Milky Way, but it is this same material that provides the vast streak of faint light that divides the sky above us. In this image, the European Space Agency (ESA)’s defunct Herschel space observatory snapped a shot of the galactic centre in far-infrared. The blue within the image dictates warmer, denser gas and dust towards the centre of the galaxy. In comparison, the yellow represents colder, more diffuse gas and dust. The infinity-shaped loop you can see in this image holds a mind-boggling mass equivalent to 30 million-times the mass of our Sun, also known as a solar mass. u e…