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: July 12, 2009
So legend has it, Newton invented the reflector telescope largely because he was so infuriated by the chromatic aberations in refractors. Having noticed the rainbow edges to objects viewed through refractor telescopes, Newton was the man who first theorised that … Continue reading
It seems like NASA’s LRO mission has inspired an awful lot of renewed interest in the Moon, recently. Bloggers, twitterers and forum runners alike have all been posting a lot of Moon-related things lately, and personally, I think it’s brilliant. … Continue reading