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Priorities Nearer to Home in Need of Better Cost Estimates

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Science  30 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5914, pp. 579
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5914.579

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Like their colleagues in astronomy (see main text), planetary scientists have seen early cost estimates for two missions blow up, sending shock waves into their next decadal survey due in 2011.