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Scientists suspect that Europa, a moon orbiting Jupiter, may contain living organisms. However, the government recently scrapped an unmanned science mission to Europa and replaced it with a project aimed at landing an astronaut on Mars. Polls show that the public is far more fascinated by space travel than by discovering life elsewhere in the universe. Critics argue that the government's decision-making process places a greater emphasis on popularity than it does on the importance of scientific research.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen a contention by the government that the new project is a better use of its funds?

(A) In the first year of the project, the government will spend 30% of its total budget on developing a space shuttle that can travel to Mars; that figure is expected to drop to 0% after five years.
(B) The government cannot be absolutely certain of the chances for success of either project.
(C) Some scientists are convinced that a mission to Europa would add immeasurably to our understanding of the universe.
(D) A new telescope that has just become available to scientists promises to yield more information than the planned mission to Europa was designed to provide.
(E) Most people feel that a shuttle to Mars is the next logical step in the development of a system that will allow humans to travel even further in the solar system.

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Scientists suspect that Europa, a moon orbiting Jupiter, may contain living organisms.
However, the government recently scrapped an unmanned science mission
to Europa and replaced it with a project aimed at landing an astronaut on Mars.
Polls show that the public is far more fascinated by space travel than by discovering
life elsewhere in the universe. Critics argue that the government's decision making
process places a greater emphasis on popularity than it does on the
importance of scientific research.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen a contention by the government
that the new project is a better use of its funds?
(A) In the first year of the project, the government will spend 30% of its total
budget on developing a space shuttle that can travel to Mars; that figure is
expected to drop to 0% after five years.
(B) The government cannot be absolutely certain of the chances for success of
either project.
(C) Some scientists are convinced that a mission to Europa would add immeasurably
to our understanding of the universe.
(D) A new telescope that has just become available to scientists promises to
yield more information than the planned mission to Europa was designed to
provide.
(E) Most people feel that a shuttle to Mars is the next logical step in the development
of a system that will allow humans to travel even further in the solar
system.


(E) is wrong because "most people" think 'Mars Mission' is a logical step. So (E) just tells us why Mars mission is so popular. The important aspect of the question is that whether government is weighing more on Mars mission than on Europa mission.
(D) clears it out. It says that there is a telescope which is far better than the Europa mission (for the research). With this we can conclude that government is not against the Europa mission but maybe it found a better resource.

Analysis - Some People are tempted to choose (E) because they forget that government is the focus, not the people.

One more reason to reject (E) would be that it talks about human travel further in solar system. Recall, the critic said that government is more interested in popular choice rather than scientific research
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Scientists suspect that Europa, a moon orbiting Jupiter, may contain living organisms. However, the government recently scrapped an unmanned science mission to Europa and replaced it with a project aimed at landing an astronaut on Mars. Polls show that the public is far more fascinated by space travel than by discovering life elsewhere in the universe. Critics argue that the government's decision-making process places a greater emphasis on popularity than it does on the importance of scientific research.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen a contention by the government that the new project is a better use of its funds?

(A) In the first year of the project, the government will spend 30% of its total budget on developing a space shuttle that can travel to Mars; that figure is expected to drop to 0% after five years.
(B) The government cannot be absolutely certain of the chances for success of either project.
(C) Some scientists are convinced that a mission to Europa would add immeasurably to our understanding of the universe.
(D) A new telescope that has just become available to scientists promises to yield more information than the planned mission to Europa was designed to provide.
(E) Most people feel that a shuttle to Mars is the next logical step in the development of a system that will allow humans to travel even further in the solar system.


(D) A new telescope that has just become available to scientists promises to yield more information than the planned mission to Europa was designed to provide.

Now they have a new telescope that they can use to get even more research than they would have if they sent an unmanned mission?
That's a good reason to cancel the unmanned mission. If that's true, then pretty much any other project would be a better use of funds!


(E) Most people feel that a shuttle to Mars is the next logical step in the development of a system that will allow humans to travel even further in the solar system.

That's interesting, but it doesn't tell us anything new about why spending the money on the Mars project is better than spending money on the Europa project. We already know that people are more interested in space travel. This answer is a tangent that's trying to get us to think more about that and make us forget about the conclusion, which centered on a comparison of the two projects.
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Scientists suspect that Europa, a moon orbiting Jupiter, may contain living organisms. However, the government recently scrapped an unmanned science mission to Europa and replaced it with a project aimed at landing an astronaut on Mars. Polls show that the public is far more fascinated by space travel than by discovering life elsewhere in the universe. Critics argue that the government's decision-making process places a greater emphasis on popularity than it does on the importance of scientific research.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen a contention by the government that the new project is a better use of its funds?

(A) In the first year of the project, the government will spend 30% of its total budget on developing a space shuttle that can travel to Mars; that figure is expected to drop to 0% after five years.
(B) The government cannot be absolutely certain of the chances for success of either project.
(C) Some scientists are convinced that a mission to Europa would add immeasurably to our understanding of the universe.
(D) A new telescope that has just become available to scientists promises to yield more information than the planned mission to Europa was designed to provide.
(E) Most people feel that a shuttle to Mars is the next logical step in the development of a system that will allow humans to travel even further in the solar system.


(D) A new telescope that has just become available to scientists promises to yield more information than the planned mission to Europa was designed to provide.

Now they have a new telescope that they can use to get even more research than they would have if they sent an unmanned mission?
That's a good reason to cancel the unmanned mission. If that's true, then pretty much any other project would be a better use of funds!


(E) Most people feel that a shuttle to Mars is the next logical step in the development of a system that will allow humans to travel even further in the solar system.

That's interesting, but it doesn't tell us anything new about why spending the money on the Mars project is better than spending money on the Europa project. We already know that people are more interested in space travel. This answer is a tangent that's trying to get us to think more about that and make us forget about the conclusion, which centered on a comparison of the two projects.


That's ridiculous..... If a telescope can do the same thing as does the Europa unmanned mission, then how the Mars project is the better use of fund... So you send a person to Mars to keep an eye on the Jupiter's moon that could have been done from Earth itself and you are saying that that's a better use of funds? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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But D does not say that the telescope of Tokyo will be available to NASA.
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But D does not say that the telescope of Tokyo will be available to NASA.

A new telescope that has just become available to scientists ---- How you figure that ??
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But it never mentioned that the scientists are from NASA. aragonn
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I am referring to this one. and why even telescope of Tokyo ???

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Scientists suspect that Europa, a moon orbiting Jupiter, may contain living organisms. However, the government recently scrapped an unmanned science mission to Europa and replaced it with a project aimed at landing an astronaut on Mars. Polls show that the public is far more fascinated by space travel than by discovering life elsewhere in the universe. Critics argue that the government's decision-making process places a greater emphasis on popularity than it does on the importance of scientific research.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen a contention by the government that the new project is a better use of its funds?

(A) In the first year of the project, the government will spend 30% of its total budget on developing a space shuttle that can travel to Mars; that figure is expected to drop to 0% after five years.
(B) The government cannot be absolutely certain of the chances for success of either project.
(C) Some scientists are convinced that a mission to Europa would add immeasurably to our understanding of the universe.
(D) A new telescope that has just become available to scientists promises to yield more information than the planned mission to Europa was designed to provide.
(E) Most people feel that a shuttle to Mars is the next logical step in the development of a system that will allow humans to travel even further in the solar system.


OA: D

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(D) A new telescope that has just become available to scientists promises to yield more information than the planned mission to Europa was designed to provide.


As New telescope has been already built and it is better than the unmanned mission to Europa in discovering life on Europa,
So landing astronaut on Mars is a better use of its funds
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The original question in the Manhattan SC book has Tokyo mentioned in it and the ans is the same. aragonn
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kukr007 wrote:
Scientists suspect that Europa, a moon orbiting Jupiter, may contain living organisms. However, the government recently scrapped an unmanned science mission to Europa and replaced it with a project aimed at landing an astronaut on Mars. Polls show that the public is far more fascinated by space travel than by discovering life elsewhere in the universe. Critics argue that the government's decision-making process places a greater emphasis on popularity than it does on the importance of scientific research.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen a contention by the government that the new project is a better use of its funds?

(A) In the first year of the project, the government will spend 30% of its total budget on developing a space shuttle that can travel to Mars; that figure is expected to drop to 0% after five years.
(B) The government cannot be absolutely certain of the chances for success of either project.
(C) Some scientists are convinced that a mission to Europa would add immeasurably to our understanding of the universe.
(D) A new telescope that has just become available to scientists promises to yield more information than the planned mission to Europa was designed to provide.
(E) Most people feel that a shuttle to Mars is the next logical step in the development of a system that will allow humans to travel even further in the solar system.


That's ridiculous ! How is telescope related for what ? Stupid explanation .
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kukr007 wrote:
Scientists suspect that Europa, a moon orbiting Jupiter, may contain living organisms. However, the government recently scrapped an unmanned science mission to Europa and replaced it with a project aimed at landing an astronaut on Mars. Polls show that the public is far more fascinated by space travel than by discovering life elsewhere in the universe. Critics argue that the government's decision-making process places a greater emphasis on popularity than it does on the importance of scientific research.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen a contention by the government that the new project is a better use of its funds?

(A) In the first year of the project, the government will spend 30% of its total budget on developing a space shuttle that can travel to Mars; that figure is expected to drop to 0% after five years.
(B) The government cannot be absolutely certain of the chances for success of either project.
(C) Some scientists are convinced that a mission to Europa would add immeasurably to our understanding of the universe.
(D) A new telescope that has just become available to scientists promises to yield more information than the planned mission to Europa was designed to provide.
(E) Most people feel that a shuttle to Mars is the next logical step in the development of a system that will allow humans to travel even further in the solar system.


(D) A new telescope that has just become available to scientists promises to yield more information than the planned mission to Europa was designed to provide.

Now they have a new telescope that they can use to get even more research than they would have if they sent an unmanned mission?
That's a good reason to cancel the unmanned mission. If that's true, then pretty much any other project would be a better use of funds!


(E) Most people feel that a shuttle to Mars is the next logical step in the development of a system that will allow humans to travel even further in the solar system.

That's interesting, but it doesn't tell us anything new about why spending the money on the Mars project is better than spending money on the Europa project. We already know that people are more interested in space travel. This answer is a tangent that's trying to get us to think more about that and make us forget about the conclusion, which centered on a comparison of the two projects.




This doesn't makes sense at all !!!
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kukr007 wrote:
Scientists suspect that Europa, a moon orbiting Jupiter, may contain living organisms. However, the government recently scrapped an unmanned science mission to Europa and replaced it with a project aimed at landing an astronaut on Mars. Polls show that the public is far more fascinated by space travel than by discovering life elsewhere in the universe. Critics argue that the government's decision-making process places a greater emphasis on popularity than it does on the importance of scientific research.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen a contention by the government that the new project is a better use of its funds?

(A) In the first year of the project, the government will spend 30% of its total budget on developing a space shuttle that can travel to Mars; that figure is expected to drop to 0% after five years.
(B) The government cannot be absolutely certain of the chances for success of either project.
(C) Some scientists are convinced that a mission to Europa would add immeasurably to our understanding of the universe.
(D) A new telescope that has just become available to scientists promises to yield more information than the planned mission to Europa was designed to provide.
(E) Most people feel that a shuttle to Mars is the next logical step in the development of a system that will allow humans to travel even further in the solar system.


I think if the question stem was what would strengthen a contention of the critics argument then D would have made sense . !!
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