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June 13, 1983: NASA’s Pioneer 10 Departs Our Solar System

Today in 1983, NASA space probe Pioneer 10 crossed Neptune's orbit, making it the first man-made object to leave our solar system. Originally launched on March 2, 1972, Pioneer 10's mission was just to make it to Jupiter, our fifth planet. It continued to relay information for over 30 years, with final communication taking place on January 23, 2003.

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