New ET Detection Method Calls for World's Largest Telescope
Published 5/29/2013 in Franck Marchis Blog Author Franck Marchis
THE FOLLOWING ITEM WAS ISSUED BY ASTRONOMY MAGAZINE IN WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN, AND IS POSTED ON MY BLOG FOR YOUR INFORMATION. 29 May 2013  This release is based on a story in the June 2013 issue of Astronomy magazine: http://www.astronomy.com/~/media/Files/PDF/Magazine%20articles/ET-with-infrared-light.pdf Until recently, one of the ultimate mysteries of the universe -- how many civilizations may exist on planets orbiting other stars in the Milky Way Galaxy -- relied on the possibility of detecting intelligent beings by radio signals. Now a team of astronomers, engineers, and physicists from the University of Hawaii, the University of Freiburg, and elsewhere has proposed a new and powerful technique to... read more ❯

A Snapshot of Exoplanet Study
Published 5/2/2012 in Franck Marchis Blog Author Franck Marchis
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 my little obsession. Unfortunately, I have a hard time to keep up with the amount of discoveries and announcements being made every week over the past 3 years. This post is a snapshot of the recent study of exoplanets: what we know, what have been recently discovered and what is coming soon. Source: en.wikipedia.org via Franck on Pinterest Today (May 2 2012) the Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia lists the characteristics of 763 exoplanets.  Exoplanet App contains 760 discovered exoplanets. The NASA Planet... read more ❯

A superb video of the Thirty Meter Telescope
Published 3/15/2012 in Franck Marchis Blog Author Franck Marchis
"Seeing is believing" or better "dreaming is believing"... The Four Dimensional Digital Universe Project (4D2U Project) & National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) released one year ago a superb video about Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). This gigantic and ambitious telescope located on the top of the Mauna Kea in Hawaii, is shown in the context of already existing telescopes, including the today Giants, such as the twin W.M. Keck telescopes and the Gemini North and Subaru Telescopes. This is not... read more ❯