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: May 2008
Possibly the most fascinating planetary theory I’ve read in months! Researchers in Illinois have proposed that the planet Mercury’s bizarre magnetic field might be explained by crystals of iron “snowing” down in the planet’s core. What a lovely idea! Of … Continue reading
The Bad Astronomer on space stations I couldn’t conceivably agree more.
Ok, so I have gamma ray bursts on the brain at the minute, which isn’t unexpected after reading about them for a week. Besides, frankly, they’re so damn fascinating! Seriously, the most dramatically powerful events in the known Universe, and … Continue reading