Franck Marchis

October 10, 2012

Summary of the First SpaceX Commercial Resupply Mission to ISS

A brief post to report on the successful (so far) mission of the first commercial resupply mission (CSR-1) led by SpaceX to the International Space Station.
September 14, 2012

No Detection of a Scar on Jupiter in the NIR

Some news about the Jupiter flash which was detected on September 10. I reported the absence of detection in the visible light from data collected by […]
September 11, 2012

Flash on Jupiter – most likely a meteor

As I mentioned in this blog, yesterday two amateur astronomers reported the detection of a flash on Jupiter yesterday on September 10. Since then, various teams […]
September 10, 2012

Another fireball on Jupiter?

An amateur astronomer reported the visual detection of a fireball on Jupiter at 11:35 UT (September 10 2012) last night. It was confirmed on a video […]
September 8, 2012

The social media impact of NASA and other scientific institutions

Yesterday, my SETI Institute colleagues and I had a discussion about the importance of NASA in the minds of people in the USA, and around the […]
June 11, 2012

Venus Transit: From San Francisco in 2012 to Mars in 2030

If you read this blog, I am certain that you are aware of the Venus Transit which occurred  from  22:09 UTC on 5 June 2012 to 04:49 UTC on 6 June (3:09pm to […]
May 8, 2012

Thoughts about a beautiful NASA video – Save Our Science

Today I am feeling inspired and motivated. It could easily have not been the case since the day started with a massive crash of my email […]
May 2, 2012

A Snapshot of Exoplanet Study

The study of exoplanets is without any doubt the most active and disrupting field in today astronomy. I had often blogged about it since it is […]
April 26, 2012

Searching for Fragments of the Sutter’s Mill Meteorite

An update about the Sutter’s Mill Meteorite that I mentioned yesterday. A few hours ago, I saw the pieces that Peter Jenniskens brought at the SETI Institute. I […]