Our sources within the planetary science community have alerted us to newly-formed internal budget numbers that spell out, for the first time, exactly what NASA could achieve with a restored planetary science budget.
Remember, these are real budget numbers. This could really happen.
There is so much out there waiting to be known. There is nothing stopping us from exploring these alien worlds except this small amount of money. Do we invest in exploration and our future? Or do we step back, sit down, and quietly do nothing for the next decade?
I don't know about you, but I really want to see those high-resolution stereo images of Europa's surface.
I want to know the surprises scientists would find in the Martian soil using all the tools available to them on Earth.