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.
Buy me a coffee?
Monthly Archives: September 2012
I absolutely have to mention this. “Do Not Feed the Aliens” is an enchanting little short story, courtesy of my friend Ursula WJ. An excerpt… “I just wondering how the research was getting on. In a more general kind of … Continue reading
“I have postulated a particle that cannot be detected.” Those were the words uttered by the eminent physicist Wolfgang Pauli in 1930 when he first put forward the idea of the neutrino. Such is the delightful eccentricity of physicists of … Continue reading
Sometimes things can feel big. And that can make you feel very small. My apologies for my absence. I’ve been busy dealing with a few things, which I think I now have under control. Thank you, dear readers, for your … Continue reading
I’m still experiencing a dearth of writing. Apologies for any inconvenience. In the meantime, here’s some classic xkcd…
In lieu of having much in the way of my own creativity right now, I’d like to reproduce a comic which I’ve seen drifting around tumblr recently (thanks, cassief). With a little Googling, I was able to find the full … Continue reading
Again. For about a week now. Damn…