These days, no scientist can talk about viable (future) human environments throughout our solar system without mentioning a couple of Jupiter's moons (Europa!) but now those pro-Saturn people are getting in the mix. Seriously, what's with all the talk about "plumes"? In all seriousness, I am a big advocate for anywhere but status quo in our "space exploration". I understand we currently all those satellites orbiting the Earth but if we don't actually go anywhere, shouldn't NASA just change their name to "Manning Cell Phone Satellites for Huge Conglomerates?" (Would that be MCPSHC?)
I'm happy that Cassini is getting good press. It looks like scientists believe that it may be a similar environment to Europa. And here's some specs and a cool pic of Cassini taken in 2009.
Go! Go! Go! I love America but SOMEONE has got to get there. (Um, yeah, let's make the first shuttle unmanned please. Even I'm not that impatient. See comments) The answer to this question is a resounding "NO" unless we can unite and explore.
Cool vid on the universe to scale. Check it out.
Thanks and see ya later.