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Pioneer Spacecraft Heads Toward Interstellar Space

Credit: NASA Ames Research Center
An artist's view of a Pioneer spacecraft heading into interstellar space. Both Pioneer 10 and 11 are on trajectories that will eventually take them out of our solar system.
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