Franck Marchis

January 14, 2010

Five exoplanets discovered by Kepler – a discussion and a movie

I mentioned on this blog on several occasions (see “the first light“) the Kepler mission which aims at detecting exoplanets through the transit method (a.k.a the […]
January 13, 2010

2010 AL30 – recent results and discussions

Some news about this interesting target. As a reminder, it will make its close flyby on Wednesday January 13 at 12:46 pm UT (4:46 pm PST) so […]
January 12, 2010

Asteroid 2010 AL30 – a close Earth flyby on Jan 13!

The new hype in our community: 2010AL30, a 10-60m asteroid will be passing at 1/3 the distance Earth-Moon on Jan 13. Interestingly because its period is […]
January 1, 2010

Happy New Year – future of this blog?

I did not write on this blog for almost 15 days. The vacation time came shortly after the AGU meeting and I basically spent a lot […]
December 16, 2009

Some news of the planet Mercury from the AGU Fall conference

Fifteen days ago, I wrote a short post on this blog to let you know that I was flying to Cleveland, OH to meet colleagues interesting […]
November 29, 2009

How will be Earth if it has rings? tomorrow at the NASA-GRC!

How will be our planet if it has a ring? I found this interesting video on the web that I wanted to share with you. Surprisingly […]
November 20, 2009

Remote observations of a divorced binary asteroid

I am observing today.. again are you thinking? You are right, I am spending way to much time in a control room of a telescope, but […]
November 12, 2009

400 years of telescope – Les 400 ans du telescope!

Last April, I mentioned in this post this interesting cinematic documentary named “400 years of Telescope” produced and directed by Kris Koenig, written by Donald Goldsmith, Ph.D. , […]
November 10, 2009

An update about the LCROSS mission

Last June, I mentioned the LCROSS mission which was aimed at impacting the surface of the Moon. 113 days after its journey, this event indeed happened […]