Franck Marchis

March 5, 2019

Calling Exogeophysicists to Solve the Mystery of Super-Earths

There is a mystery in our galaxy, and astronomers around the world are working to solve it. The NASA Kepler mission revealed that planetary systems are […]
February 26, 2019

Unistellar is hiring – Communication and Community Management Internship

Something unusual for my blog, but why not… Unistellar is hiring a Communication and Community Manager in Marseille, France. If you like astronomy, want to work […]
November 26, 2018

Welcome Insight lander, you are on Mars!

Congratulations to  NASA, JPL, Lockheed Martin and international partners for landing  the Insight Lander on Mars a few hours ago. Like millions of people, I watched the […]
September 20, 2018

The End of Kepler – It’s not over yet but it will happen soon.

The Kepler space telescope, which was launched in March 2009, is the tenth NASA Discovery mission and the first dedicated to searching for and studying exoplanets. […]
August 19, 2018

Capturing a Snapshot of Pluto’s Atmosphere. The Story of an Occultation

Last Tuesday night, a large number of amateur and professional astronomers located across Mexico, the US, and Canada took advantage of a rare and exciting opportunity: […]
April 20, 2018

An Update on the Potential Habitability of TRAPPIST-1. No Aliens yet, but We’ve Learned a lot.

One year ago, I wrote an article about the remarkable discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, a system of seven temperate terrestrial planets orbiting an ultra-cool […]
March 8, 2018

AI as a Tool for Planetary Defense: How a Computer Could Help Us Make the Right Decisions When Facing An Asteroid Threat

Last May, a diverse group of astronomers, space agency executives, government representatives, and theorists who study tsunamis and asteroid impacts met for a week in Tokyo […]
November 23, 2017

Intriguing pair of satellites caught with the eVscope

If you often look at the evening dark sky in a clear area far away from the city, you have probably seen a speck of light which […]
November 21, 2017

1,500th telescope on our Kickstarter. Thank you!

We have just passed the pledge of our 1,500th telescope on our Kickstarter campaign. With such an amazing number of eVscopes soon to be in operation […]