Supernova Condensate is a blog about our place in the Universe. Of astronomy, chemistry and life in the big bad bubble of academia.
Invader Xan is a molecular astrophysicist and part-time alien invader, who spends life looking at very small things on very large scales, and trying to better understand the chemistry of interstellar space.
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Tag Archives: travel
So I may not have been blogging much recently. I seem to be a bit of a rubbish blogger lately. But then, I have a whole host of other things I should be writing at the moment, including at least … Continue reading
I’m serious. Always travel with a hat. A decent hat is a traveller’s best friend, in my opinion. And bizarrely enough, I think I’m now qualified to actually say that. There are several very good reasons to carry a hat … Continue reading
So I promised myself I’d try to be a better blogger and actually, you know, blog from time to time. Unfortunately I’m currently jetlagged and exhausted in more or less every conceivable way. This, it seems, is what happens when … Continue reading
I stumbled upon this rather niftly little video of the Eyjafjallajökull ash cloud as it progressed its way across Europe. Hydrodynamics are interesting. The airborne volcanic ash moves in much the same way you might see when you drip ink … Continue reading
To be honest, the (somewhat ominous) satellite image of Eyjafjallajökull shortly after its eruption doesn’t exactly instill hope…
I should be getting the last of my things sorted out right now, before getting on a train to Heathrow and then catching a flight to Cape Town for a 2 week observing run to study interstellar clouds with the … Continue reading