Monthly Archives: November 2007

How stars are born…

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

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Orion

In other news… The Orion Nebula! (Isn’t it pretty?)

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Practice makes perfect!

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

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Einstein would have loved this!

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

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What has cellulose done for you?

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

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It’s been a while…

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

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かぐや ひめ!!

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

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She’s a star…

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

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Onions

I feel a bit like an alchemist, having been reading all about turning onions into diamonds… Not the kind of onions that go nicely in chilli con carne, but graphitic onions. Little tiny carbon particles that are made up of … Continue reading

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