Dear readers,

You may have noticed the advertisements which have appeared here on Supernova Condensate. I’d like to apologise for this, and I hope it doesn’t prove to be too much of an eyesore on my blog. I’m assured by WordPress that these ads won’t be too intrusive.

Regrettably, money is in short supply for me at the moment. My hope is that a little advertising will help this blog pay for itself. Domain registration and WordPress domain mapping, sadly, aren’t free. Normally, I’d try and avoid this (I’ve kept Supernova Condensate free of advertising for the past 5 years), but difficult times call for difficult actions.

I hope this doesn’t prove to be distasteful to anyone. I assure you, even those of you to whom I’ve never spoken, I value your readership. I hope I can continue writing a blog which is worth visiting even inspite of adverts.

Thank you for understanding.

Sincerely yours,


About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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  1. Paul says:

    Earth has an oxygen atmosphere because a small fraction of the organic matter derived from photosynthesis gets buried in sediments. And that happens because there are oceans into which eroded material can be washed.

    I don’t see how the same effect could occur on a desert planet. So, I don’t see how an oxygen atmosphere could arise.

    • invaderxan says:

      Apologies, but you seem to have commented on the wrong blog entry… To anyone else reading, this comment is in reference to the Desert Planets Astrotrope.

      Would you mind clarifying your point, please? Sorry, but I don’t see how an ocean is necessary for an oxygen atmosphere. In fact, Earth has an oxygen atmosphere purely because life exists here and life learned how to create oxygen. There’s no need of an ocean of any kind for this to occur. Unless I’m misunderstanding your point, I fail to see the relevance of any fraction of organic matter being buried by sediments.

      Also, bear in mind that in reality, “habitable” doesn’t necessarily entail that the atmosphere be breathable by humans. Simply that some form of indigenous life exist there.

  2. argylesock says:

    I’m glad you have advertisers using your space. To me as a reader, they’re not intrusive.

    How did you make this happen? Does it pay well? I want to do the same, obviously choosing which adverts I’m willing to carry.

    • invaderxan says:

      Well that’s good! Actually, I’ve seen some so far which I’m perfectly happy with. I like advertising sites like Lumosity. :)

      The actual advertising options on WordPress are limited. The only real option is to apply for WordAds. Apparently it’s still in beta and they may or may not accept you for advertising space. As for how well it pays? I don’t really know yet. It’s unlikely to make me wealthy, but I’m hoping over the course of a year it’ll pay for things like domain costs. Possibly even buy me a storage space upgrade, who knows?

      Sadly though, if you want to choose which adverts you carry, I think you’re out of luck. Most internet advertising schemes don’t really give you that option – though apparently you have the option to complain about (and potentially block) anything which may damage your site’s image…

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