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: December 2007
It seems somehow humbling… This is an image of a baby star. Isn’t it cute? It’s name is L1157 and it’s only a few thousand years old, which in star terms is practically newborn. Young stellar objects like this one … Continue reading
So this afternoon’s astronomy seminar was by a guest speaker, Mike Edmunds of Cardiff University, on what I can honestly say is the most fascinating artefact from the ancient world ever discovered. The Antikythera Mechanism, as it’s been dubbed, dates … Continue reading
It’s so nice having a library at your disposal… I’ve already borrowed my full quota of 12 books! Two books on fullerenes and carbon chemisry, seven astrophysics/astrochemistry books, one molecular quantum mechanics textbook, a solid state chemistry textbook and a … Continue reading