If you are a planetary scientist, you are having one of your best years... ever! Beyond the drama of the images, the technology that makes them possible is also amazing. How could anyone NOT be excited by the exploration of our solar system? Who needs the distant stars... for now.
If the President isn't going to help the rich wildlife of the Gulf Coast, and those designated to save the animals are fighting a modern war with ancient weapons, what are we going to do? The answer: anything we can.