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: June 2, 2009
Noticed on the whiteboard earlier… Gotta love telluric contamination. The data reduction must be going “well” I guess… Heh.
Well that’s interesting. It seems, mobile phone cameras are actually sensitive to near-infrared light. It really does work. I tried it with my own. Near-IR shows up as a purplish colour. You can see it on anything hot enough to … Continue reading
So yesterday evening, before heading to a barbecue, I stopped off at the Student’s Union for a quick beer, and discovered something rather delightful! Being something of a fan of both astronomy and real ale, when I saw a beer … Continue reading