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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Monthly Archives: November 2007
I was scouting about on the internet to find more information about young stars and star formation (largely because I think it would be useful for me to know) and I stumbled upon this video! Watch it with sound if … Continue reading
In other news… The Orion Nebula! (Isn’t it pretty?)
I’ve written so much recently, my knuckles are really quite sore! They’ll get better once they get used to writing so much. I guess 4 years of mostly typing has it’s repercussions. My notes are now mostly up to date … Continue reading
A theory of everything? Frankly, I’d always been rather skeptical of the idea. It always seemed something of an arrogant quest, to assume that we humans could understand everything in a single theory. My skepticism aside, however: this, I like. … Continue reading
Paper is just everywhere in my life at the moment… Paperwork, journal papers, note paper. Plus, I finally got a chance to go to the library and after a pretty thorough search, managed to come away with possibly the only … Continue reading
So here I am back at University! I must say, it’s great to be back. Now I just have to spend a little while chasing about trying to do all of the things that I should’ve done at the start … Continue reading
The thing that amazed me today was high-def video footage from the moon! JAXA’s SELENE (aka Kaguya) lunar probe is the first of it’s kind to be fitted with a HD video camera, the result being stunning footage from our humble … Continue reading
This isn’t an actual image, just an artists impression I put together. I always find it helps to visualise these things; it helps me understand a system if i can see it. So this image depicts everything I currently know … Continue reading