• The Countdown: 5/31/2011

    Apparently no one told me it was 2011.

    3… Lots of JWST rumors have been floating around lately. No matter what happens, there isn’t a good solution to the problem. I’d prefer to just wait (nervously) and see what news comes out. I feel for those making this call.

    2… Microbiologist Dr. James Lake won this year’s Darwin-Wallace medal. Congratulations, Dr. Lake!

    1… This is a holdover from last week. You know Mars is small, but did you know that new research suggest it formed really, really quickly? In other words, Mars may just be Earth’s older brother.

    … Launch!