Planetary Science Takes a Hit in 2013 (Infographic)
President Obama's 2013 budget proposal slashes space science and planetary missions.
Credit: Ross Toro, Contributor

President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed federal budget for 2013 today (Feb. 13), which includes $17.7 billion for NASA and requires painful cuts to the agency's Mars exploration plans that are already drawing criticism from astronomers. NASA's portion of the proposed 2013 budget features a cut on planetary science missions, but includes some funding boosts for space technology and human exploration. See how planetary science fares in 2013 for NASA in the above infographic. 

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