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Pioneer 5 color picture
Paolo
post Jan 5 2007, 09:37 AM
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Hi all
I have recently found this nice color image of Pioneer 5, which shows some mysterious blue cylinders on the solar panels, that I have never seen in any other picture. Any idea of what they may be?
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post Jan 5 2007, 02:51 PM
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Maybe they are some kind of handle for moving the solar panels?


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post Jan 5 2007, 05:55 PM
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Look like those silicone caulk dispensers to me.

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