In issue 15 of All About Space we have, as per usual, covered a huge range of cosmic topics. On sale now from all good newsagents and supermarkets, the Imagine Shop and Great Digital Mags, our latest issue is packed full of astronomy, deep space, exploration and space science articles. Below are some of the highlights from the issue, but rest assured there’s plenty more for you to sink your teeth into.
First up, come with us on a journey across the most jaw-droppingly enormous things in the universe, featuring asteroids, planets, stars, galaxies and more on a scale you won’t believe in 10 biggest things in space.
Next, Jupiter’s sixth moon is encrusted with ice floating on an ocean, so could it support life beneath its frozen surface? With ice pick in hand we peer inside this fascinating world to find out in All About Europa.
For those with a passion for dates, you might have realised that 6 August marks the anniversary (in Earth years) of Curiosity’s first year on Mars. What has NASA’s rover been up to for the past 12 months (in Earth months), and what can we expect in the next 365 days (in Earth days)? Find out in Curiosity: one year on.
Like solving a Rubik’s Cube in a volcano, this next article’s a little tricky. We’ve tackled the topic of antimatter, speaking to experts to ascertain just what this exotic matter is. Does it even exist and, if so, what could we do with it (hint: interstellar travel)? Set faces to stunned in The Power of Antimatter.
In the last of our big features this month we’ve gone, well, big. We spoke to the rocket scientists involved in building heavy-lift launchers, “mega rockets” if you will, to find out why we need behemoths like NASA’s Space Launch System, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy and Russia’s Angara 7. For a bit of comparison, the SLS is about the same size as Big Ben; imagine the latter suddenly climbing into space, and you’ll get an idea just how huge these vehicles are before you check out our Next-gen Rockets feature.
Of course, that’s not all. We’ve got a ton of other articles covering future technologies, astronomy and more, including an interview with Eileen Collins, the first female Space Shuttle pilot. So pick up a copy and enjoy issue 15 of All About Space, and remember to let us know your thoughts on the magazine via Facebook, Twitter or email.