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The James Webb Space Telescope is large, overbudget and in a category of its own. Literally. And now stirring over some controversy as the reality of science funding starts smacking scientists in the face. Last year, as I’m, sure you remember, the JWST funding line was take out of the Astrophysics Division and segregated in…

Hot and Cold

Space based infrared observations find double planetesimal belts around Vega. Su et al. (ApJ in press) got Spitzer and Herschel observations of Vega, and find emission consistent with an inner warm asteroid belt and an outer cool planetesimal belt, with a gap between. This is similar to what we see in the Solar System but…

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It was at the gathering, and all the astronomers were there, drinking coffee among the posters, hearing the NSF in despair… I am at my almost regular pilgrimage to the Annual Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, where I hope to do some semi-liveblogging of developments and science news in my copious spare time. I…