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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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Tag Archives: dust
This really quite beautiful looking object is the Egg nebula. Also known as AFGL 2688, it’s a pre-planetary nebula. A few weeks ago I was waxing lyrical about how stars die and seed their material back into the cosmos from … Continue reading
Astronomers, it seems, like eggs. Drifing somewhere out in the skies, you can find the Egg Nebula, the Rotten Egg Nebula*, and now there’s a new addition to this ovoid contingent — the Fried Egg Nebula. You have to admit, … Continue reading
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
Happy Easter, from approximately 3000 light years away! This is the Egg Nebula, and with a length of roughly a light year, it’s the largest Easter egg you’ll ever see! The Egg (RAFGL 2688) is probably one of my favourite … Continue reading