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The Pioneer Plaque

While unlikely that Pioneer 10 will reach another civilization, NASA (mainly Carl Sagan and Frank Drake) provided Pioneer 10 with a plaque that would hopefully tell another intelligent civilization about our own civilization on Earth.Continue reading Continue reading

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Forgotten, but not always gone: the various fates of planetary probes

  Bad news: your favorite space probe has been deactivated or worse – its power ran out. What’s the next step? For us as humans, tearsĀ for what we’ve lostĀ but ultimately, hope – as long as the government (or Elon Musk) cares, more things will be shot into space. For the space probe, well, that can […] Continue reading Continue reading

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The Pioneer Plaque and the Objectification of Men in Inter Galactic Space

The Pioneer plaques are a pair of gold-anodized aluminium plaques which were put on board the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 spacecrafts in the early 1970s. They contain on them a pictorial message of the civilization that exists on Earth in case either of these spacecrafts are intercepted by intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy […] Continue reading Continue reading

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