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.
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Tag Archives: star clusters
Our sun sits in a rather lonely part of the Milky Way. Here in our quiet little home in a mundane part of the Orion Spur, a tiny offshoot from one of the galaxy’s spiral arms, we have few neighbours. … Continue reading
This beautiful little image is of the Arches Star Cluster. Taken recently, using the VLT (Very Large Telescope), it’s the sharpest image ever taken of this ellusive group of stars. You see, the Arches Cluster isn’t easy to see from … Continue reading
Roughly 440 light years away from us, the Pleiades should be a familiar sight to any stargazer in the northern hemisphere. Residing in the constellation of Taurus, they’re one of the nearest open clusters to Earth. The brightest stars are … Continue reading