NASA May Have to Revamp Science Plans Without RTGs
-from Universe Today
Okay, in all honesty, I had no idea what an RTG was before reading this article. But now that I know, I'm downright scared.
The LAST thing NASA needs is more obstacles. And cutting funds? That's a tough obstacle to overcome. I don't think anyone will disagree that the main cause for the molasses-like progress in space exploration is owed to monetary conflicts. It's just depressing to hear that the aspirations of planetary scientists are still at the bottom of the list when it comes to government funds. BUT that is another reason for our UT society! To raise awareness and interest! It's go time.
Where are those Russians when you need them?