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NASA’s Lucy mission to probe Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids

Date: 01 October 2021 Tags: Space
  • NASA is poised to send its first spacecraft Lucy to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids to get insights into the solar system’s formation 4.5 billion years ago.
  • The probe, called Lucy after an ancient fossil that provided insights into the evolution of human species, will launch on October 16 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
  • Its mission is to investigate the group of rocky bodies circling the Sun in two swarms, one preceding Jupiter in its orbital path and the other trailing behind it.
  • After receiving boosts from Earth’s gravity, Lucy will embark on a 12-year journey to eight different asteroids – one in the Main Belt between Mars and Jupiter and then seven Trojans.