• Question: why is it we no more about space than under the sea

    Asked by adam4213 to Daniel on 23 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Daniel Mietchen answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I am not sure I would buy this statement outright — how would you quantify how much we know about either? But supposing you are right, my first guess would be that the budgets for space research have been way higher over decades in most if not all of the leading research nations (most notably in the US), and it would be surprising if this would not leave some traces.

      To get an idea about the level of detail at which we know the deep sea, consider this talk that must be about your age, or this one from two months ago.