History of Space Exploration: The Paleolithic

Icarus

Toward the end of the last Ice Age, 50,000 years ago, ancient artists in the caves of Pio Nira, near what is now the border between Spain and France, used charred sticks to inscribe these pictures of 'The Hunt', along with a schematic representation of the magnetic core memory onboard the Pioneer 10 spacecraft.



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