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All About Space

No. 98

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome

Searching for another universe must be my favourite initiative when it comes to exploring our cosmos, so this month I'm pleased that we've been able to revisit our search for a multiverse, presenting the latest findings and how the laws of nature vary from one 'cosmic bubble' to another. This month we also took to social to discover what you – our readers – thought about the likelihood of us existing side-by-side to a cosmos next door. Turn to page 16 to not only uncover the results, but to read more about the latest in research and mind-boggling developments. Elsewhere in the issue, we've still got 2020 at the forefront of our minds – this is our final issue of 2019 after all! – so we've brought you the latest telescopes, binoculars,…

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our contributors include…

Colin Stuart Space science writer We could be homing in our search for another universe. Join Colin as he reveals the details to humanity's greatest queries: could we really be the only universe? Sean Carroll Theoretical physicist Need a quick guide on quantum physics? Sean provides the lowdown on what it's all about and why there should be more interest in the field. Giles Sparrow Space science writer What if we are wrong about the Earth's past? That's the upshot of Giles' recent discovery as he speaks to the scientists with a whole new story. James Romero Science writer James goes on the hunt for hidden quarks. Enter a subatomic universe as he reveals how an up-and-coming particle smasher could turn up surprising results.…

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concentrating on the past

NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope is back at it again, this time capturing the curvature of a galaxy present during the universe’s Epoch of Reionisation. Four major arcs of light are present in this image, nicknamed the ‘Sunburst Arc’, because of a cosmic phenomenon known as gravitational lensing. This phenomenon takes the light of distant background galaxies and focuses it towards Earth due to the intense gravity of the foreground galaxy, curving it like a glass lens. An image such as this allows astronomers to probe the earliest years of the universe, roughly 150 million years after the Big Bang.…

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problems with the mole

Not every mission goes entirely to plan, and NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is no exception. This recent image taken by one of the onboard cameras shows part of an instrument that is meant to dig five metres (16 feet) into the Martian surface in order to measure the heat coming from within. This instrument, commonly referred to as ‘the mole’, has hit a snag, and can’t seem to dig further than about 0.3 metres (one foot). In this image it appears to have popped out of the ground after engineers tried pinning it to the wall of the hole using InSight’s robotic arm to increase friction.…

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up-close and personal with jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is still flying around Jupiter, getting up-close and personal with the gas giant approximately every two months, but only for a brief period. These close encounters – known as a ‘perijove’ – mean the instruments are put to work to collect as much data as they can in a short time. Its JunoCam snaps as many photos as it can, and they are put onto the Juno website for members of the public to edit and enhance. This particular image was enhanced by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt, and it flaunts the entangled nature of jet streams in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere, known as ‘Jet N3’.…

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an eye over the atacama desert

The La Silla Observatory is one of the busiest observatories in the world, known for unveiling stunning sights from the depths of the cosmos. However, when photographers take a step back, the site itself can create some equally stunning pictures. In this instance, looking down on one of La Silla’s telescopes is the Moon with a 22-degree halo surrounding it. This occurs when light reflected by the Moon hits cirrus clouds high up in the atmosphere and the tiny ice crystals present within the clouds refract the light.…