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03/13/2014 04:06 pm ET Updated Mar 13, 2014

The Expensive NASA Program That Congress Needs To Think Long And Hard About

It's no secret that budgets are tight in Congress, and NASA is no exception.

While NASA wants $2-4 billion to explore the possibility of life on Jupiter's moon, Europa, the 2015 White House budget proposal only has allotted $15 million.

Dr. Curt Niebur, NASA program scientist and Jeff Foust, editor at The Space Review, sat down with HuffPost Live to talk about what the Europa mission entails, why it's so expensive, and whether or not it's worth the money.

Watch the full segment above.

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