Category: Science notes

astrobiologist

What is an astrobiologist? I came to Astrobiology quite early in my research. How could I miss the implications ‘Titan: the frozen Earth’, ‘organic chemistry closest to our planet’, the ‘methane cycle mimicking the water cycle on Earth’, etc. Of course, ...

My New Book, Life Beyond Earth: The Search for Habitable Worlds in the Universe

By A. Coustenis and Th. Encrenaz Cambridge University Press It all started with Therese and I getting interested in exoplanets, the (still) new field in astronomy dealing with the planets discovered (about 1000 by now) around other stars than our Sun. And ...

The job of being an astronomer

  How does one become an astronomer?   What is it like in every day life once you’ve finished your studies and managed to get a job as a researcher in this field?   I recently contributed to a short movie by O. Borderie, @tmosphere ...

Funny things happening around Saturn

    We all know by now that Titan is fantastic...  But did you know that other wonderful worlds are evolving around the Lord of the Rings (Kronos, Saturn, whatever you want to call the giant planet). Just a few days ago, my ...