It's not the planet as such, it's the glorified monkeys that aren't always so nice. It's good to get a closer look at the planets. Seems to me that in terms of bang-for-the-buck* in scientific knowledge, the planetary probes are the best investment since the Hubble telescope. Manned space flight is a washout. Z*(If you know what I mean.)
Yeah. Though I'm still a "Manned" space force fan the Robots Rule!Sending folks up there is too expensive, and deadly. We still haven't licked the radiation, and micro meteor problems of deep space travel.We will in time.Exploring the moons, and worlds of our system is a 'long term' human project extending into many centuries, if we survive,...so there's no rush getting folks out there.For now the swell Wiz Bangs from automated probes is da Kat's Meow!!Detailed examinations of the Moons of Jupiter is Next! Hotcha!!