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A Faint Whisper

2002-12-18 20:53:46+00 by petronius 2 comments

Showing once more the wisdom of buying the Extended Warranty, CNN reports that a signal from the Pioneer 10 spacecraft has been picked up by a NASA deepspace dish in Spain. Although no telemetry was received, the probe is still transmitting, some 30 years after launch, from a distance of some 7.5 billion miles. Pioneer 10, carrying the famous message plaque designed by Carl Sagan and Frank Drake, still has some 2 million years to go before it reaches the Aldebaran star system. Watch this space for frequent updates.

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#Comment made: 2002-12-19 06:01:06+00 by: Pete

busted link for the plaque

#Comment made: 2002-12-19 13:39:48+00 by: petronius

Link fixed. Sorry 'bout that.