Got a couple of things from Darlene the Science Cheerleader, but let's start with this since odds are that Your Humble Narrator might be cited or quoted in it:
*Save the Date*
Where: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 5th Floor Conference Room
Robert Zubrin has a new editorial in The New Atlantis on the Obama administration's current plans for NASA. As usual, Bob's stuff is worth reading. Alas, the odds of this nation sending humans to Mars are slim within my lifetime. But it's still good for the soul to swing for the fences when you're dreaming. Someone needs to; the folks in Washington aren't.
From Martin: a great pic of a Martian landslide caught by one of NASA's orbiters. Speaking of planetary explorers, data from the Venus Explorer suggests that Venus might be geologically active. Cool stuff!
Also, if you're so inclined, a group in India is offering a $2,000 prize to the individual or group that comes up with the best design for a solar power satellite.
I will be at Yuri's Night in Huntsville this evening. Drop on by, visit a Yuri's Night party in your area, or start your own!