I GUESS A NEW SPACECRAFT AND PLAQUE WILL GO UP SOON

As the following would be under attack / the past 10.5 million years as we know it.

I just got a like for my post and visited their website. Science is the theme, but found something very interesting. See below.

Pioneer 10 passing the giant planet Jupiter in 1973- Image from NASA

When it leaves the Solar System, Pioneer 10 will drift through interstellar space getting further and further from the Sun. The spacecraft could last for millions, possibly even billions, of years and could in theory be recovered by an alien civilization.

In case that should happen, Pioneer 10 carries a simple plaque, shown below. This would tell intelligent beings from another planet where the spacecraft had come from and give them some basic information about humanity

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The Pioneer plaque- Image from NASA

The Pioneer plaque was designed by Carl Sagan (1934-96) and shows four relatively simple things, which he hoped an alien civilisation would understand.

Source: http://thesciencegeek.org

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