Planetary Scientists Feeling Pinched By NASA Reorganization, Budget Cuts

December 4, 2013 6:04 PM

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Planetary Scientists Feeling Pinched By NASA Reorganization, Budget Cuts

More than 90 percent of planetary science in the U.S. is funded by NASA – this includes people who work directly for the space agency, and scientists who apply for research grants, which can make up a big portion of their salary. Currently, planetary science research grant programs are arranged in dozens of groups. Now NASA wants to consolidate some of these programs.

To a lay person, this might not seem like a big deal. But the bureaucratic devil is in the details.

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