Franck Marchis

February 13, 2009

200 yrs ago Charles Darwin was born

Dear readers, Today, February 12 2009 is the 200 years birthday of C. Darwin, famous naturalist known for his theory of the species evolution. While driving […]
February 10, 2009

Small diversion.. Akhenathen

Hello, Reading my previous posts in this blog, I realize that you may have the feeling that my life is all about astronomy… it is mostly […]
February 7, 2009

Visit at Keck Observatory – almost the end

Hello, I am still at Keck Observatory, but I am packing my stuff since I am about to leave Big Island for San Francisco, California. It […]
February 4, 2009

about the star of the COROT super-Earth

  Dear readers,   Yesterday I wrote a post and an update about the possible discovery of a super-Earth exo-planet by COROT mission.  I completely forgot […]
February 4, 2009

Discovery of a Super-Earth?

Great news today! A. Leger from the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS) and his collaborators announced the discovery of the smaller super-Earth called CoRoT-Exo-7b. This discovery was made […]
February 1, 2009

Visit at the Big Island- Keck Observatory and Mauna Kea

Hello, The last 10 days have been pretty hectic since I am at the Big Island (Hawaii) with my family. I am invited by the Keck […]
January 20, 2009

Now we have a plan… and hope

Today The 44th president of the USA took his oath and gave his inaugural speech at Washington DC. I arrived in the US when G.W. Bush […]
January 19, 2009

About the Future and Current Exploration of SSSBs

I do realize that I was about to fail already on my new year resolution which was to write 2 posts at least per week on […]
January 12, 2009

at NASA Small Bodies Analysis group meeting

Good morning,  It is 5am PDT but, 8am here at the University of Maryland where I just arrived after a long flight across the US from […]