Where in our solar system should NASA focus future missions?

 

 

 

  Claim: I think NASA should focus on the closest outer planets like Jupiter and Saturn.  

Evidence:   “A spacecraft under development called the Europa Clipper, set to launch sometime in the 2020s, could give more details on this moon’s landscape.” (Associated Press)   “Future missions to explore oceans beyond Earth will answer many of these questions.” (Associated Press)   “We now know that Enceladus has almost all of the ingredients that you would need to support life as we know it on Earth,” (Associated Press)   It will make a series of low-altitude flybys of Europa, where it could sample the frozen liquid and dust particles. (Agence France-Presse)

Reasoning: I think that NASA should focus on the closest outer planets in our solar systems like Jupiter and Saturn, this is because these planets are first, not as far away. Since we are starting to get a better understanding of the inner planets like Mars, who has a very strong focus on it at the moment, NASA should focus on the outer planets in the future. “A spacecraft under development called the Europa Clipper, set to launch sometime in the 2020s, could give more details on this moon’s landscape.” (Associated Press) NASA already has plans to research the outer planets’ moons and furthermore, giving even more reason to focus on these planets. Associated Press also said that Enceladus (One of Saturn’s moons) “has almost all of the ingredients that you would need to support life as we know it on Earth” This shows that we should put in more resources and focus more on planets and moons we are sure will determine whether or not there is life there. “It (Europa Clipper) will make a series of low-altitude flybys of Europa, where it could sample the frozen liquid and dust particles.” (Agence France-Presse) As we can see, NASA already has plans to do more research on Saturn’s moon and I think this is a good step forward.