Titan or Bust
The economy's in shambles, but that doesn't mean that a few million dollars can't be scraped together in the name of space exploration. NASA and the ESA hope to finance a mission to either Saturn's moon Titan, or to Jupiter and its moons Europa and Ganymede.
Besides Earth, Titan and Europa are the two likeliest candidates in our solar system to harbor life. Titan's thick atmosphere leaves it with waterways and oceans of liquid methane and ethane, while Europa's entire surface is thickly coated with ice, beneath which is believed to be actual liquid H20. Ganymede, the largest satellite in our solar system, is also the only moon to possess a magnetic field.
With the combined efforts of NASA and the ESA, it would seem that the search for life is bound to continue, no matter which moon we decide to make our next giant leap on.
Image: "Four Moons over Saturn" by ridingwithrobots on Flickr courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.