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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 5 months ago

when did the pioneer spaceships pass through the ort cloud and what did the see?

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  • 5 months ago

    None of our deep space probes have reached the Oort cloud yet, and we are no longer receiving signals from either Pioneer craft.

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  • 5 months ago

    It saw lots of ort I guess.

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  • 5 months ago

    They haven't got there yet and since it's more than a light year across it will be thousands of years before they pass completely through it.

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  • 5 months ago

    None of the Pioneer probes have come anywhere near the Oort Cloud yet. And neither they, nor the Voyager probes (which passed the Pioneer probes years ago) will still be operational when they reach it.

    About 300 years from now.

    The furthest Pioneer Probe (Pioneer 11) is currently about 100 AU away. The Oort Cloud is theorized to start about 2,000 AU out. And Pioneer 11 stopped functioning in 1995.

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    Seriously, there's a reason "astronomical" means "really, outrageously, unfathomably BIG."

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  • 5 months ago

    They have not gotten that far.

    NASA:

    At its current speed of about a million miles a day, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft won't enter the Oort Cloud for about 300 years. And it won’t exit the outer edge for maybe 30,000 years.

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