The asteroids are 4.6-billion-year-old relics from the solar system's earliest days.

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  • NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft Cruising Outbound 30 Million Miles From Earth – Solar Array Testing Continues
    The Lucy spacecraft, launched on October 16, 2021, is now over 30 million miles, or 48 million kilometers, from Earth and continues to operate safely in “outbound cruise” mode. Besides a solar array t ...
    01/12/2022 - 10:33 pm | View Link
  • NASA's Lucy launches to Trojan Asteroids
    NASA's Lucy ... powered spacecraft. At 7:09 a.m. EDT, NASA tweeted that the $981 Lucy mission had "successfully deployed its solar panels, and now its epic journey to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids ...
    10/16/2021 - 5:31 am | View Link
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  • Lucy (spacecraft)
    Lucy is a NASA space probe on a twelve-year journey to eight different asteroids, visiting a main belt asteroid as well as seven Jupiter trojans, asteroids which share Jupiter's orbit around the Sun, orbiting either ahead of or behind the planet.All target encounters will be flyby encounters. The Lucy spacecraft is the centerpiece of a US$981 million mission.
    01/22/2022 - 8:10 pm | View Website
  • NASA Video Gallery | NASA
    NASA's Visions of the Future Lucy's Journey ... We Asked a NASA Scientist Designing Lucy’s Path to the Trojan Asteroids Hubble Science: Dark Energy, A Mysterious Force What are the Trojan Asteroids? We Asked a NASA Scientist Hubble Observes Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Changing 9 Things About Landsat 9 The Future of NASA Does NASA Know About ...
    01/22/2022 - 7:27 pm | View Website
  • Pictures: Space Coast 2021 Year in Launch Photos
    Lucy will be the first spacecraft to study Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids. Like the mission's namesake – the fossilized human ancestor, "Lucy," whose skeleton provided unique insight into humanity's ...
    01/22/2022 - 1:05 am | View Website
  • Space Mission News | The Latest on Spacecraft Doing ...
    Spacecraft and Space Missions. NASA Launches Lucy Mission to Trojan Asteroids. NASA’s ambitious Lucy mission has launched to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, pristine examples of the solar system's early years. By: David Dickinson October 16, 2021
    01/20/2022 - 5:28 pm | View Website
  • Lucy: The First Mission to Jupiter’s Trojans | NASA
    Mission Overview. Lucy: the first mission to the Trojan asteroids. These primitive bodies hold vital clues to deciphering the history of the solar system. More Information Lucy Press Kit (3.36 MB pdf) Lucy Blog Updates
    01/19/2022 - 5:07 pm | View Website
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