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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Monthly Archives: August 2010
It’s startling to believe sometimes, that it’s been nearly 20 years since the first discovery of planets outside our solar system. New exoplanets are still being discovered constantly, with nearly 500 confirmed detections so far. The tools in the planet … Continue reading
It’s no great secret that I’m a big fan of geek toys. Some people may remember how amused I was by the iPod Touch I got a couple of years ago. Well ok, I finally bit the bullet and am … Continue reading
Causing quite a big stir in the astrochemical world recently is the astronomical detection of C60, more popularly known as fullerene. This is kind of a big deal. Fullerenes have been known about since the 1980s when Harry Kroto et … Continue reading
Sometimes I just see an image which makes me stop and stare. This is one of those images… Click to aggrandise (and believe me, you really need to see this image full size!) I really love images like this. It’s … Continue reading