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: April 30, 2010
“…in my dream i figured out how i could make such a list [of ingredients] for the universe: by becoming a science ninja!! one of the more bizarre premises of quantum theory is that the act of watching something changes … Continue reading
O-type stars are rare. In fact they’re very rare. Less than one in every hundred thousand stars formed will be an O-star. The reason they’re so rare is that they’re incredibly massive. Stars with such immense mass will burn through … Continue reading