The Pioneer Probes Are Way Off-Course

2016 September 27
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The Pioneer Probes Are Way Off-Course

The Pioneer 10 and 11 probes were launched to explore outer space, but in the 80s scientists discovered they were veering off-course, and we had no idea why! Host: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Kevin Bealer, Justin Lentz, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Patrick Merrithew, Accalia Elementia, Fatima Iqbal, Benny, Kyle Anderson, Mike Frayn, Tim Curwick, Will and Sonja Marple, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Kathy Philip, Patrick D. Ashmore, Thomas J., charles george, and Bader AlGhamdi. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/missions/archive/pioneer10-11.html http://www.space.com/16648-pioneer-anomaly-spacecraft-mystery-solved.html http://www.popsci.com/pioneeranomaly http://www.space.com/448-problem-gravity-mission-probe-strange-puzzle.html http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/astrophysics/finding-the-source-of-the-pioneer-anomaly http://www.space.com/448-problem-gravity-mission-probe-strange-puzzle.html http://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.2507v1.pdf http://www.popsci.com/pioneeranomaly Image Sources: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pioneer_10_(18427352949).jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Galileo_mission#/media/File:Galileo_during_IUS_burn.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ulysses_at_Jupiter_H1.jpg http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/images/content/72407main_AC83-0351.jpg http://solarsystem.jpl.nasa.gov/rps/docs/VikingSNAP19RTG1.jpg