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 15, 2009
Space Shuttle Endeavour had a successful launch, and is now entering Earth orbit! It’s amazing being able to watch events like these live on NASA TV. Especially when you consider that Endeavour, whose maiden flight was 17 years ago, almost … Continue reading
Yep. That’s right. An anion made up of uranium and oxygen is called a uranate. UO22-, UO32- and UO42- are all types of uranate. Wait. It gets funnier. If you were to react one of these things in the lab, … Continue reading