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The NASA Advisory Council is advising the space agency that its Solar Electric Propulsion project will be best demonstrated collecting geological samples from one of Mars’ moons instead of landing on an asteroid.

The recommendation came at the conclusion of its meeting on Friday and involved a unanimous vote. The council's decision is just a recommendation and gives the space agency time to study all possible options.

"If this technology is designed to go to Mars and back, let's send it to Mars and back," said Steve Squyres, chairman of the advisory council, according to

Of course. Some of these NASA people must have their heads up their asteroid. To read more, click here.