Franck Marchis

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 […]
June 8, 2009

European parliament – The results per country in real time

Hello I am trying something new today. For those who are interested in the election of the European parliament I am attaching a tool which will […]
June 5, 2009

I am back… about STS-125 the final Service Mission to Hubble

Hello, Sorry again for the last 2 weeks. I was in short vacation in Berlin (4 days) and then went to the ESO OPC meeting near […]
May 13, 2009

HST is now docked to the Atlantis shuttle

I am watching on my iPhone NASA TV showing the Hubble Space Telescope being docked to the Atlantis shuttle. We are clearly living in the future, […]