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PIONEER 10, LAUNCHED ON MARCH 2 1972, HAS BEEN DETECTED
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, The Pioneer 10 spacecraft, launched on March 2 1972, and of which signals hadn't been heard since Agust 19, has been found. Its signal was detected by a radio antenna outside Madrid, Spain. The probe, that is currently 7.29 billion miles from Earth, was the first spacecraft to pass through the asteroid belt and the first to obtain close-up images of Jupiter. In 1983, it became...
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