Then, on June 13, 1983 Pioneer 10 became the first man-made object to leave the solar system. No data has been received from the spacecraft since 2003 but its still there moving steadily outward toward the constellation Taurus where it is expected to arrive in about 2,000,000 years.
|The little spaceship that could (left) and its slightly naughty informational plaque ("We're here. We're naked. Let's talk.")|