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All About Space

No. 97

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.

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What is phantom energy? You'd be correct in thinking that its cousin is the mysterious dark energy. And just like it, cosmologists are scratching their heads on its true identity. We have a rough idea that dark energy exists in the universe due to cosmic expansion, but currently we're still trying to prove the existence of its ghostly relative. You'll remember that the Hubble Space Telescope revealed that the cosmos is expanding quickly – or at least much faster than we initially measured – now we could have an explanation for it, and phantom energy could be the culprit. What does this mean for the fate of the cosmos? Essentially, when anything expands too quickly, it tends to tear, and the universe is of no exception: we'd be left with something…

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our contributors include…

Giles Sparrow Space science writer Jupiter has a deadly secret in the form of Earth-destroying asteroids. Giles chats to the researchers on what this could mean for our future. Jonathan Fortney Astronomer Answering your questions about the universe this month, Jonathan is joined by astronomers from all over the world to reveal secrets of the cosmos. Matt Balme Planetary Scientist What can we learn from the winds of Mars? Matt uncovers how they're vital for ExoMars' role in finding out more about the Red Planet's past. James Romero Science writer James uncovers how caves in the Solar System could be essential in our future plans for manned space exploration as well as protecting colonies.…

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the milky way’s red reveal

The Milky Way is a remarkable sight, but it can be even more remarkable through the eyes of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Spitzer is an infrared telescope, so it sees light in a wavelength that is invisible to human eyes. Peering at our galaxy, it has uncovered the dust and gas illuminated by the billions of stars scattered along the plane. It's not just about creating beautiful pieces of celestial art, however. The Spitzer Space Telescope is key in understanding what lies behind the dust, as infrared can penetrate through the interference and get to our Milky Way's secrets.…

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a sight you 'knead' to see

The ‘Cosmic Pretzel’ is the name coined for this image of two baby stars twisted and tangled in a pretzel-shaped string of filaments of gas and dust. The two stellar siblings were spotted in a small cluster of stars in the Barnard 59 dark nebula by the European Southern Observatory’s Atacama Large Millimeter/ submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. This network of filaments is being perceived as a circumstellar disc, essentially the material stars digest as they grow. Each disc is similar in size to the asteroid belt in our Solar System, and the distance between the two stars is 28-times the distance between the Sun and Earth.…

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brad pitt boards the mars 2020 rover

NASA has created a fun way to make its missions more accessible by allowing members of the public to send their names on the Mars 2020 rover. This is a campaign that proved successful with the InSight mission, with almost two-and-a-half million people submitting and recieving a ‘boarding pass’. Here, famous actor Brad Pitt picked his up during a visit to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California on 6 September 2019. To the left of Pitt is the Mars 2020 project systems engineer Jennifer Trosper.…

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jellyfish spotted floating in the cosmos

Two of the European Southern Observatory’s telescopic powerhouses captured streams of gas thrown out from the spiral galaxy ESO 137-001, sparking a remarkable comparison to a cosmic jellyfish. The Atacama Large Millimeter/ submillimeter Array (ALMA) and Very Large Telescope (VLT) observed the orange and purple of the tentacles respectively, with orange corresponding to carbon dioxide and purple relating to hydrogen. This tail is the result of a cosmic phenomenon known as ram-pressure stripping, which occurs when material is ripped from the galaxy, acting as a viscous fluid.…