This year, astronomers were able to capture breathtaking images of the eclipse of a super moon. The next lunar eclipse visible from the UK won’t occur until 2019 and a lunar eclipse coinciding with a super moon won’t occur again until 2033. Fortunately, beyond that, there are so many more incredible events occurring in space. In the All About Space Annual 2016 we take a look at the intrepid missions to the planets of our Solar System and our cosmic backyard. We journey beyond our home Solar System and even the Milky Way, observing the biggest galaxy in the universe and Earth’s supernova neighbour. We dive into the depths of supermassive black holes and answer the mind-bending questions you’ve never thought to ask: what if the Moon exploded? What if Earth stopped spinning? Then we look to the future to see what incredible projects NASA is working on and theorise how the human race might go on colonise space. This book is crammed with fascinating facts, stunning illustrations and interviews with some of the world’s top scientists, so continue to explore space and its far- ung celestial bodies now!