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Casey DreierFebruary 6, 2013

Tell Us How Planetary Science Is Cheap, Be Entered to Win

Send us your comparisons of the price of planetary science to...anything

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Exploring the solar system costs far less than most people think. NASA's Planetary Science Division, which funds all planetary missions, amounts to 0.04% of the U.S. federal budget, and that's before the proposed cuts. We here at the Planetary Society believe very strongly that keeping it at this level is affordable, especially for the astounding scientific, engineering, and awe-inspiring returns we enjoy from solar system exploration.

To help emphasize the concept of affordability and to provide overall context, we're putting together a new site that compares the cost of Planetary Science at NASA to other programs, people, things, whatever. And we'd like you to help.

So do you have ideas? Submit an entry! We'll pick the best ones for use in our upcoming online project. We'll also enter your name into a drawing for a signed print of our CEO Bill Nye's origin story in comic form, seen at right.

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Here are a few ideas to get you started. Can you do better?

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