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Posted by Aubrey on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 12:49pm.

The Pioneer 10 spacecraft passed the planet Jupiter on December 12, 1973, and exited the solar system on June 14, 1983. The craft traveled from Mars to Jupiter, a distance of approximately 1 billion kilometers, in one year and nine months.
a.Calculate the approximate speed of the craft in kilometers per second.
b.Assuming a constant speed, approximately how many kilometers did Pioneer 10 travel between the time it passed Jupiter and the time it left the solar system?

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