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: February 21, 2009
So Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Dr Alan Boss has recently caused quite a stir by suggesting that there could be billions of Earth-like planets in the Milky Way alone. As author of The Crowded Universe, Boss’s thoughts on the prevalence … Continue reading
The Japanese Kaguya probe just keeps capturing beautiful images. And because I remember talking to someone about this a few months ago — this image is the first ever picture of the Earth eclipsing the Sun. Stunning. Simply stunning. Give … Continue reading