Imagine you could simultaneously harness the power of all the Earth’s petrol reserves. There’s no doubt you’d have yourself quite a handy amount of energy, on the order of 1,000 zetta-joules. Now, multiply that energy by ten billion, then do it again, and you’ll have the energy released in a supernova.
Yes, there’s no doubt that when a star explodes as a supernova it releases an absolutely tremendous amount of energy. But what exactly is going on inside these explosions? We take a look at them in the cover feature of issue 5. Inside you’ll also find articles on hazardous asteroids, Robonaut 2, space ice, the first moonwalk, supersonic parachutes, the Cassini mission and much, much more. You’ll be able to grab a copy at all good newsagents and supermarkets when it goes on sale, or at the Imagine Shop and Great Digital Mags. And, if you want to make sure you get your copy of All About Space before the rest of the universe, why don’t you check out our subscription offers?
For now, take a look at what’s inside the latest issue:
Learn about the biggest explosions in the universe which can ignite stellar formation.
How we track the giant space rocks that could potentially destroy Earth.
All About Mars
As Curiosity explores our neighbour, we put the red Planet in the spotlight.
Neil Armstrong and the first moonwalk
Discover what Neil and Buzz achieved in just two and a half hours on the lunar surface.
Future Tech: NASA’s comet harpoon
Revealed: the plan to spear a speeding comet.