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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Daily Archives: November 26, 2008
Glycolaldehyde is what everyone’s talking about. And when I say everyone, what I really mean is some astrochemists. To give you the background, glycolaldehyde is a fairly simple hydrocarbon molecule, and arguably the simplest known sugar (a “diose”). I say … Continue reading