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Pioneer Solar System Mug

Regular price $18.50

This sturdy solar system coffee mug is the perfect space lover gift. As an homage to the Pioneer 10 and 11 satellites, this mug feature the solar system as it appears on the plaques of each of the satellites.

The Pioneer 10 and 11 satellites included this diagram of the solar system to show their origin in the case they are found by extraterrestrial life. Of course the diagram turned out to be incorrect for Pioneer 11 as it was redirected soon after launch. Pioneer 11 left the solar system after passing Saturn, greatly effecting its ultimate trajectory.

Possibly the coolest part of the mug are the binary markings next to each planet that depict the distance of the planet from the Sun. Each unit is based on 1/10 the distance of Mercury's orbit around the Sun.

• Glossy white, ceramic
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• Great space gift!
• Made in the USA