Franck Marchis

August 29, 2016

Let’s be careful about this “SETI” signal

August 31: See update at the end of this post Several readers have contacted me recently about reports that a group of international astronomers have detected […]
August 24, 2016

Proxima Centauri b: Have we just found Earth’s cousin right on our doorstep?

What began as a tantalizing rumor has just become an astonishing fact. Today a group of thirty-one scientists, led by Guillem Anglada-Escude at the Queen Mary […]
July 16, 2016

Calling for a Better World – Remember to Vote

In English Another attack this month, this time in Nice in the middle of the 14 July celebrations. First, the obvious: this attack, which targeted people […]
June 15, 2016

The Triple Asteroid (87) Sylvia

Another beautiful simulation of the triple asteroid system (87) Sylvia and its two moons Romulus and Remus made in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences. […]
May 24, 2016

Flying through the binary trojan asteroid system (617) Patroclus

Another day, another video! This time I am posting a video of the binary L5 Trojan Asteroid (617) Patroclus-Menoetius. In collaboration, with the team at the […]
May 23, 2016

Visiting the L4 Trojan Asteroid (624) Hektor

I finally started uploading some of the animations of the talk that I gave last month at the California Academy of Sciences. Today let’s watch (624) […]
February 8, 2016

Gravitational wave detection rumors may end on Feb 11

It is official. NSF, together with scientists from Caltech, MIT and the LIGO collaboration will give an update on their effort to detect gravitational waves. What […]
January 10, 2016

How to explain the inconceivable

I am often asked to comment on what happened in Paris last December since I have both French and American citizenships and I live in the US. Like […]
December 15, 2015

AGU 2015 session: Direct Imaging of Habitable Exoplanets: Progress and Future

Join us tomorrow at the AGU Fall Meeting for a session on direct imaging of habitable exoplanets that I organized with my colleagues Ramses Ramirez from Cornell University […]