This article originally appeared on Ryan Anderson's "The Martian Chronicles" blog and is reposted here with permission.
For those of you playing along at home, I thought I should point out that most of the presentations so far are posted at the "Marsoweb" landing site website, so I encourage you to go check them out.
Also, in case you were wondering, I have no idea which sites I want to survive this process. I have one or two that I am skeptical of, but I am really glad that today we are not just voting for which sites that we want. What we will do is answer eleven questions about each site with green, yellow or red depending upon whether we this the site is good, ok, or bad in that regard. Then in the end, we just find the three with the most greens.
It is sure to be an interesting day, and I know that there are going to be some flaring tempers and heated discussions. I'll post as soon as possible with the results. Stay tuned!