Franck Marchis

July 19, 2009

URGENT: possible impact on the southern pole of Jupiter?

Hello, if you have access to a telescope you should know that an amateur astronomer in Australia reported the observations of a scare on the atmosphere […]
July 16, 2009

Beginning of the Apollo 11 's Commemoration

Hello, Forty years ago, the fifth human space flight called Apollo 11 was launched using a Saturn V from the Kennedy Space Center with three astronauts […]
July 2, 2009

Live talk today: Implications of the Law of Accelerating Returns for the Search for ETI

Today, the SETI Institute will host Ray Kurzweil, the director of the singularity University. He will discuss the implications of the Law of Accelerating Returns for the […]
July 1, 2009

Uranium on the moon. Mining the moon?

Hello, I will briefly report today that Uranium, a very famous radioactive element was found on the surface of the moon thanks to the gamma-ray spectrometer […]
June 27, 2009

International Space Station – some news.

Hello, We rarely talk about the International Space Station and what kind of study or experiments are done over there. Most of us forgot that for […]
June 23, 2009

Summer 2009 – new students and projects

Hello, In one of my first posts I described the group of students who were working with me. Since the end of the semester (beginning of June) […]
June 23, 2009

The end of Kayuga in HD!

A brief update about my previous post into which I described the demise of the Kayuga mission. The crash on the lunar surface was indeed recorded […]
June 19, 2009

Two new missions toward the moon in one rocket

Dear readers, Yesterday June 18 2009 at 21:17 GMT (2:17 PDT) an Atlas V rocket lifted off carrying two missions designed by NASA and dedicated to […]
June 12, 2009

The demise of a mission – Kayuga crashed on the Moon

Hello, I am back from AAS in Pasadena, CA where I gave a talk on the use of Adaptive Optics to study Multiple Asteroid Systems. This […]