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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: meteorites
What would you do if you found a meteorite? You might keep it as an ornament. Perhaps you could sell it to a collector or a scientist. Though I’d imagine you probably wouldn’t use it to make jamón serrano… Weirdly though, … Continue reading
I’ve seen occasional news reports about meteor trafficking for quite some time now, and if I’m perfectly honest, I’m not quite sure what to think about it all. On one hand, the prospect of important scientific discoveries being lost is … Continue reading
I have to hand it to BBC News, their headline of “Tiny rock excites astrochemists” amused me so much, I just had to take a look at the story. It concerns a micrometeorite dubbed MM04 — a 150 micron basaltic … Continue reading
This is interesting… An international group of researchers (UK, USA, Netherlands) have apparently confirmed the presence of two primitive nucleobases in meteorite samples. The Murcheson Meteorite crash landed in Australia nearly 50 years ago, and has been pored over by … Continue reading