NASA is launching a new asteroid mission today to study two large clusters of space rocks around Jupiter, with hopes that the spacecraft’s work will shed light on some of our solar system’s mysteries.
The Lucy mission, named after a fossil human ancestor whose skeleton gave insight into human evolution, is set to explore a record-breaking number of asteroids over the next 12 years.
Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, which have been described as “fossils of planet formation,” may help reveal information about how the planets in our solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago and why they remain in their current configuration. ended.
NASA has said that no other single mission in the history of space exploration has been designed to visit the many different objects orbiting the Sun independently.
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