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Interstellar Sleuths

“Of course, this identification is simply wrong.” That one remark caused a subdued but audible commotion in the audience, and a handful of shocked responses to be posted on twitter. The remark in question had been made by Jacek Krełowski, … Continue reading

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Dust clouds

Hmmm… I feel I should really apologise for the lack of any posts that have happened recently. Between observing trips, conferences, deadlines and some much needed rest to spend time with a certain special someone, I guess I’ve been a … Continue reading

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Protonation’s what you need

Ah, the humble proton. Simple, stable, and able to drastically affect the chemistry of other molecules — and nowhere more so than in the Interstellar Medium (ISM). H2 molecules, for instance are readily protonated in dense interstellar clouds, forming H3+, … Continue reading

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The spaces between the stars

Most, if not all astronomers will happily tell you that we can only see 4% of the Universe. 22% is believed to be the elusive dark matter, with the remaining 74% being assigned to the troublesome concept of dark energy. … Continue reading

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