I was just wondering since Outer space seams to be such a hot topic here I thought I'd ask. First off I find myself very curious on the topic of space & what is or could be out there. But why is it that for the billions we spend on space exploration for things that we will most likeley never benefit from in our lifetimes, do they not look closer at the things that could make a difference? What I mean is there are so many things about our world we know nothing about or things we do know about but do nothing. Like for example if we can build a space shuttle to go to Mars & take pictures, than why cant we build something that can find the deepest parts of our ocean's & take pictures. instead of looking for life somewhere else that is so hard to reach, discover the life here that we still have not found. At the same time I can somewhat understand why so many feel it's important to explore space, & why we do it. And it is something very interesting to me, but sometimes I think its just a big waste to spend millions to build something to take a few pictures of somewhere we will most likely neve go. Granted we will also probley never go to the deepest depths here on earth, but wouldn't it be just as cool to know just whats down there? I think of it kinda like space as well. Everyone hopes to find the answer to time like a warm hole in space, or another planet where there is life like us. But really think what if somewhere down below us is what we have been looking for all along. What if we found the center of the earth is a big worm hole? What if we found a definite answer to (why we are here) just below our feet. I guess it can be argued either way as the answer could be out there as well. But why not look closer at home. All the time divers are going deeper & deeper & still finding life, & very interesting life at that. But what have we found in space so far other than more rocks? Sure space is a MUCH larger place to look around & there may just be something just one more step out. But why keep pushing so hard to find nothing (in terms of life) when we could dive deeper & see more life here? I hope no one gets carried away with this because I know quite a few people here are into space exploration, & like I said I think it's really cool to. But I just cant help but wonder why we don't look closer to home a little more?