Outbound Pioneer (Artist’s Concept)

Illustration of spacecraft with Milky Way in the background.
February 14, 2018
CreditNASA Ames
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An artist's impression of Pioneer 10 heading out of the solar system towards the galactic center.

Pioneer 10 is heading towards the star Aldebaran in the Taurus constellation and will take more than two million years to reach it.

Pioneer 11 is headed toward the constellation of Aquila (The Eagle), Northwest of the constellation of Sagittarius. Pioneer 11 will pass near one of the stars in the constellation in about 4 million years.