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Pioneer 10 – The Plaque

August 22, 2012 Leave a comment

In 1972 NASA launched Pioneer 10, the first spacecraft to escape our solar system. The spacecraft was equipped with a variety of scientific instruments, communications, and a plaque installed at the behest of Carl Sagan, a popular scientist and strong believer in Darwinian (random) evolution. The purpose of the plaque is to communicate information about the origin of the spacecraft to any distant intelligent life-forms who might just happen to discover the spacecraft. Read more…