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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: venus
It’s always fascinated me that the mountains of Venus are capped with snow made of heavy metal minerals. Frosts made of shiny, lustrous material, giving a metallic glint to the tops of mountains hidden beneath kilometres of acrid cloud. I … Continue reading
During the Venus transit, I found myself wondering about how often Venus might be seen to transit the Sun if you were living on Mars, and found myself in a brief conversation with @mike_peel about it. He directed me to a … Continue reading
There are a lot, and I do mean a lot, of gorgeous images from yesteday’s transit of Venus flying about the internet right now. I have no doubt more will surface gradually, as images are downloaded from cameras and retouched, … Continue reading
A little video, courtesy of NASA SDO. Just stunning.
Planet Venus is now transiting the Sun. Right now. Watching something like this live is just incredibly exciting. And thanks to the internet, I can watch this live and hear people talking about it from several parts of the world … Continue reading
Tomorrow, a rather magical astronomical event shall occur. From 05/06 at 23:04 BST to 06/06 at 05:55 BST, Venus will transit the Sun. In astronomy, this is an incredibly rare and rather wonderful occurrence. In fact, this is only the … Continue reading
There’s something just lovely about the evening. A cool breeze against your skin, the Sun dips slowly below the horizon, as planets blaze brightly in the sky with reflected Sunlight. It’s easy to forget entirely that Earth too, is a … Continue reading
Secret in her veil Cytherea sleeps soundly Shining in the Dark Swathed in acid sheets Shyly covering her face She rages within Image: ESA/ MPS / DLR / IDA