Why Bother Exploring

Mars plan is lost in space, opinion, Washington Times

"As I read the plans to bring back rock samples from Mars and build bases on the moon, a few questions come to mind. First, how much do we really want to know about other planets and heavenly bodies? As an extreme example, take Phobos, the moon of Mars. Phobos is a large rock. Photos at reasonable resolution are clearly of scientific value, as would be determination of the type of rock. Beyond that, what is worth knowing? It"s a rock."

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