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: August 7, 2012
A recent article which I’ve stumbled upon comes from the quite delightful Centauri Dreams, concerning the possibility of habitable worlds around white dwarf stars. Frankly, I find the whole concept rather enthralling (and I touched on the idea briefly once … Continue reading
Conventional wisdom says that planets form with stars. Following the formation of a star, a collection of gravitationally bound material in orbit around that star will form a protoplanetary disk, which will coalesce into planets. So deeply ingrained in our … Continue reading