What will the Milky Way look like in 4.5 billion years time? Well, we’ll tell you one thing for sure – it’ll be a lot bigger. Our galactic twin, the Andromeda galaxy, is on a collision course with the Milky Way and the two will eventually crash together. But what exactly will happen when the two collide? Fortunately we’re here to help; our cover feature this issue is all about our next-door neighbour.
It’s not just massive, black hole-shattering collisions in this issue though. You may have heard of a little old space agency called NASA, and you might be aware that when it comes to space exploration, they’re a pretty big deal. Over half a century since its formation, we take a look at its ten greatest achievements.
Inside we’ve also got articles on the the king of the planets (AKA Jupiter), the impending space junk crisis, a tour of the alien planets in the Gliese 581 system, two awesome future technologies (asteroid mining and interstellar spacecraft) and much, much more.
Oh, and did we mention we’ve also got an interview with the one and only Dr Brian May of Queen fame, who just so happens to be an avid astronomer and space fan? Consider it mentioned.
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