The tech world is abuzz with the news that Facebook bought WhatsApp, a phone messaging service with about 450 million users. The price tag? Nineteen billion-with-a-B dollars.

Seen on Twitter:

Xeni Jardin
By my notes, NASA’s 2014 budget is about $16 billion. Facebook just paid $3 billion more for WhatsApp.

Matt Bors
But all NASA can do is put robots on Mars and send spacecraft beyond our solar system. WhatsApp is like you can chat and stuff.

Sad because it’s true. Our priorities are pretty out of whack these days.